Mangrove fruits for ID-280211-PKA2

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Prashant awale

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Feb 28, 2011, 12:28:22 PM2/28/11
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Dear Friends,
Seen these dried fruits of a Mangrove near Gorai, Mumbai. No clue to me about its ID.

Date/Time: 26-02-2011 / 5:30PM
Habitat: Wild, Mangrove
Plant Habit: Climber

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Prashant
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sheetal chaudhari

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Feb 28, 2011, 12:47:53 PM2/28/11
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This is not a Mangrove fruit. This belongs to family Convolvulaceae, probably dried fruit of Operculina turpethum.

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Sheetal Pachpande

Dinesh Valke

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Feb 28, 2011, 1:21:44 PM2/28/11
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... fruits of Operculina turpethum do not look like these ... could be of some other plant.
Do not remember seeing such dried sepals below the fruit ... overlapping coverings of O. turpethum fruit open to show seeds closely held.

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Dinesh

Bhatt Sweta

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Feb 28, 2011, 1:23:35 PM2/28/11
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Ummm....any reasons it cant be of Sonneratia sps.?!!!

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sheetal chaudhari

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Feb 28, 2011, 1:34:20 PM2/28/11
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For sure but this is some member of Convolvulaceae, as i have studied this family during my Masters course

Dinesh Valke

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Feb 28, 2011, 1:43:28 PM2/28/11
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... fruits of Sonneratia would normally be pendulous, have a depression at a top with a persistent style (not sure whether it falls off in some species).
The plant here is a climber.
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Dinesh

shrikant ingalhalikar

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Feb 28, 2011, 7:44:50 PM2/28/11
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This would be Ipomoea violacea, a mangrove associate. Regards,
Shrikant
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Pardeshi S.

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Feb 28, 2011, 11:36:11 PM2/28/11
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yes it is a dried fruit of Ipomoea violacea. seen it many times at
Gorai creek.

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Hemanth

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Mar 1, 2011, 5:24:52 AM3/1/11
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The branches of Operculina are quandrangular and winged....the fruits
are loobed and pinkish-whitish in colour...
this for sure Impomoea violacea
and cant be sonneretia even in dreams...Sonnertia is Lytheraceae
family

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hemant
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snehal patel

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Mar 2, 2011, 7:57:37 AM3/2/11
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100 % this is Ipomoea violacea, a mangrove associate plant.
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