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Dinesh Valke

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Oct 31, 2010, 2:37:31 PM10/31/10
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Apocynaceae (dogbane family) » Allamanda blanchetii


al-uh-MAN-duh -- named for Dr. Allamand of Leyden who sent seeds to Linnaeus
blan-CHET-ee-eye -- named for J S Blanchet, Swiss merchant, consul and naturalist


commonly known as: cherry allamanda, purple allamanda, violet allamanda


Native to: tropical South America


Attached views from Pherojshah Mehta Garden, Malabar Hill, Mumbai and a resort (Native Place) near Kamshet, Pune
... for high-res views: http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=Allamandablanchetii&w=91314344%40N00&s=int&m=tags
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Pankaj Kumar

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Oct 31, 2010, 2:50:35 PM10/31/10
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Frédéric-Louis Allamand (February 5, 1736, Payerne, Vaud – after 1803)
was a Swiss botanist at Leiden.
Jacques Samuel Blanchet (1807-1875)

Very few of the taxa where both generic and specific epithet are based
on the name of persons.

Full citation of the species is:

Allamanda blanchetii A.DC. Prodr. (DC.) 8: 319. 1844

Thanks for sharing.
Pankaj

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Dinesh Valke

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Oct 31, 2010, 3:05:57 PM10/31/10
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... many thanks for appending this useful information, Pankaj !!
Regards.

tanay bose

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Oct 31, 2010, 3:59:21 PM10/31/10
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Great photography as usual Dinesh ji
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Balkar Arya

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Oct 31, 2010, 8:15:31 PM10/31/10
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Thanks Dinesh Ji and Pankaj for Sharing Details and Pics



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Gurcharan Singh

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Oct 31, 2010, 8:30:21 PM10/31/10
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Uploading my photographs of A. violacea now considered to be a synonym of A. blanchetii.


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Balkar Arya

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Oct 31, 2010, 8:32:07 PM10/31/10
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Sir Ji
you forgot to attach Photo

Gurcharan Singh

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Oct 31, 2010, 8:34:04 PM10/31/10
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Sorry, here it is
Allamanda violacea, synonym of A. blanchetii


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Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/ 

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