Re: [indiantreepix:16930] Re: Bombay Bean ( an endemic of Bombay erstwhile presidency)

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Neil Soares

Aug 27, 2009, 2:54:30 AM8/27/09
to indiantreepix, Rajesh Sachdev
Hi Rajesh,
  The Bombay Bean is endemic to the Western Ghats of Maharashtra [ref: Common Indian Wild Flowers by Isaac Kehimkar]. Sending you photographs taken at my farm at Shahapur.
                        Neil Soares.

--- On Thu, 8/27/09, Rajesh Sachdev <> wrote:

From: Rajesh Sachdev <>
Subject: [indiantreepix:16930] Re: Bombay Bean ( an endamic of Bombay erstwhile presidency)
To: "indiantreepix" <>
Date: Thursday, August 27, 2009, 11:20 AM

Nayan sir,
Definitely yours bean is Bombay bean. 

From last few days, i have been scanning the records of the flowers I photographged so far from few books I have in my possession.

1) Book of Wild Flowers of India- Isaac Kehimkar
2) Flowers of Sahyadri ( Part I & II )- Shrikant Ingalhalikar
3) National Parks & sanctuaries of Maharashtra (  my bible on forests of my state) - BNHS publication, authored by Pratibha Pandey & Neema Pathak.

I am trying to put across the information of the flower/plant/shrub or tree on its socio-economic value and conservation status of the said floral species, through these sources and bit of googling.

The information I put regarding Bombay Bean was drived from the said resources, as I written above.

2009/8/27 Nayan Singh <>
Dear Rajesh ji,
thanks for sharing it. As you mentioned it is Endamic to SGNP & Phansad WLS, but i photographed it from Pench tiger reserve. My photo is attached, I think my plant is also Clitoria biflora

N.S.Dungriyal IFS
Chief Conservator of Forests
and Field Director
Satpura Tiger Reserve Hoshangabad

From: Rajesh Sachdev <>
Sent: Wednesday, 26 August, 2009 11:32:59 PM
Subject: [indiantreepix:16874] Bombay Bean ( an endamic of Bombay erstwhile presidency)

Name of Species: Clitoria biflora ( C. annua)
Common Name:Supali (marathi), Bombay Bean (English)
Family: Fabaceae
Conservation status:Endamic plant reported from SGNP & Phansad WLS
Photographed: 25th August,2009
Location: Sanjay Gandhi National Park
Camera: Olympus SP570UZ
Lens: OLYMPUS ED LENS AF ZOOM 4.6 - 92 mm, 1:2.8 - 4.6
Description: Plant of 35-50 cms of height, flower of apprx 2.5 cms
endamic to western ghats, flowers between August to october.

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Bombay Bean [Clitoria annua].jpg
Bombay Bean.jpg

Rajesh Sachdev

Aug 27, 2009, 3:09:35 AM8/27/09
to indiantreepix
Thanks Dr. Niel, does Pench also forms being part of western ghats....just a question? As far as I knows, Pench falls in 6D Central Plateau province of Biographic zone of Deccan Plateau, having Southern Tropical Dry Deciduous forest.

2009/8/27 Neil Soares <>
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