Flower ID - 03Jul11AR01 from Talakona, AP

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raghu ananth

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Jul 3, 2011, 3:04:42 AM7/3/11
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Flower of this herb resemble- Malavaceae member  - Fioria vitifolia (Hibiscus..)
even so , I think the leaf type and shape differ.


Date/Time-
28 Mar 2010
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- 
Talakona forest Andhra Pradesh
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-, 
hill stream bank
P
lant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb-Herb
Height/Length-approx - 3-4 feet
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- Shape - alternate, upto 3cms,acute, 
Inflorescence Type/ Size-
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts-5-7cms, Yellow, 
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- 

Other Information like Fragrance, Pollinator, Uses etc.- 

Regards
A. Raghu
DSC_0813 Talakona.jpg
DSC_0813 Talakona Leaves.jpg
DSC_0813a Talakona AP.jpg

raghu ananth

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Sep 8, 2011, 10:54:12 PM9/8/11
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Flower of this herb resemble- Malavaceae member  - Fioria vitifolia (Hibiscus..)
But then, the leaf type & shape do not agree.


Date/Time-
28 Mar 2010
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- 
Talakona forest Andhra Pradesh
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-, 
hill stream bank
P
lant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb-Herb
Height/Length-approx - 3-4 feet
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- Shape - alternate, Elliptic, partially folded, Velvet upto 3cms,acute, 
Inflorescence Type/ Size-
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts-5-7cms, Yellow, 
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- 

Other Information like Fragrance, Pollinator, Uses etc.- 

Regards
Raghu


DSC_0813 Talakona.jpg
DSC_0813 Talakona Leaves.jpg
DSC_0813a Talakona AP.jpg
DSC_0813c.jpg

Vijayasankar

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Sep 9, 2011, 5:54:10 PM9/9/11
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Decaschistia crotonifolia...
 
Regards 
 
Vijayasankar Raman
National Center for Natural Products Research
University of Mississippi

Giby Kuriakose

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Sep 11, 2011, 12:03:59 PM9/11/11
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I too think that this could be Decaschistia crotonifolia, as Vijay suggested. If possible please upload a picture of leaf and leafy branch. 

Regards
Giby
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