Nov 15, 2009, 11:42:33 AM11/15/09
to Prashant awale, indian...@googlegroups.com, Pravin Kawale, Shrikant Ingalhalikar
Dear Pravin ji, Shrikant ji and Prashant ji
Whereas we are sure the plant belongs to genus Atalantia, please make sure it is A. racemosa. Another species A. malabarica (Rafin.) Tanaka (syn: A. monophylla Correa) also grows in the same general area. It has longer pedicels (8-12 mm), 4 petals, 8 stamens, fls in corymbs. A. racemosa has shorter pedicels, fls in up to 8 cm long racemes, 3-4 calyx lobes. To me pedicels look longer, and inflorescence more of a corymb, besides 4 petals and 8 stamens. Won't it be better identified as A. malabarica?. I have no field experience of this genus and am commenting solely based on literature information.
PS: I don't know wherefrom this noreply mail crept into the thread.
Dr. Gurcharan Singh
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
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On Sun, Nov 15, 2009 at 9:55 PM, Prashant awale <pka...@gmail.com>
Thanks Gurcharan Singh ji.