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chitralekha P

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Jan 3, 2011, 10:19:55 AM1/3/11
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Please identify this euphorbiaceae member.
Cultivated, photographed on side of Lodi road, New Delhi.
P.Chitralekha 

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Pankaj Kumar

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Jan 3, 2011, 10:23:28 AM1/3/11
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This should be Pedilanthes sp.
Pankaj

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Vijayasankar

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Jan 3, 2011, 6:10:39 PM1/3/11
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Otherwise, this could be Synadenium grantii of the same family (Euphorbiaceae). If this is correct, then i would like to know why it is cultivated. It is not an ornamental plant i feel. I used to think this is an obnoxious, fast spreading weed. It is also said to be 'very poisonous' (http://www.plantoftheweek.org/week344.shtml).

 
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Post Doctoral Research Associate
National Center for Natural Products Research
Thad Cochran Research Center
University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS 38677
Phone: +1 662 915 1018

Chitralekha

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Jan 4, 2011, 8:25:07 AM1/4/11
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It is part of the effort to green Delhi during the common wealth
games. The entire stretch bordering Lodi road is covered with these
plants.
Chitralekha

On Jan 4, 4:10 am, Vijayasankar <vijay.botan...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Otherwise, this could be *Synadenium grantii *of the same family
> (Euphorbiaceae). If this is correct, then i would like to know why it is
> cultivated. It is not an ornamental plant i feel. I used to think this is an
> obnoxious, fast spreading weed. It is also said to be 'very poisonous' (http://www.plantoftheweek.org/week344.shtml).
>
> Regards
>
> ----------------------------------------------------
> Vijayasankar Raman, Ph.D.
> Post Doctoral Research Associate
> National Center for Natural Products Research
> Thad Cochran Research Center
> University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS 38677
> Phone: +1 662 915 1018
>
>
>
> On Mon, Jan 3, 2011 at 9:23 AM, Pankaj Kumar <sahanipan...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > This should be Pedilanthes sp.
> > Pankaj
>
> > On Mon, Jan 3, 2011 at 8:49 PM, chitralekha P <p_chitrale...@yahoo.co.in>
> > wrote:
> > > Please identify this euphorbiaceae member.
> > > Cultivated, photographed on side of Lodi road, New Delhi.
> > > P.Chitralekha
>
> > --
> > ***********************************************
> > "TAXONOMISTS GETTING EXTINCT AND SPECIES DATA DEFICIENT !!"
>
> > Pankaj Kumar Ph.D. (Orchidaceae)
> > Research Associate
> > Greater Kailash Sacred Landscape Project
> > Department of Habitat Ecology
> > Wildlife Institute of India
> > Post Box # 18
> > Dehradun - 248001, India- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -

Vijayasankar

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Jan 4, 2011, 11:57:57 AM1/4/11
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Thanks for the information, Chitralekha ji.
I request members to confirm the id as well as to share their observations on this plant.
Regards
 
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Vijayasankar Raman, Ph.D.
Post Doctoral Research Associate
National Center for Natural Products Research
Thad Cochran Research Center
University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS 38677
Phone: +1 662 915 1018



Muthu Karthick

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Jan 5, 2011, 2:57:38 AM1/5/11
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For me also this looks more like Synadenium grantii Hook.f. of Euphorbiaceae.
This shrub is extensively utilized for Fencing garden and households. 
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Gurcharan Singh

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Jan 5, 2011, 11:10:50 AM1/5/11
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Yes it is Synadenium grantii, also grown in our College botanical garden. Incidently I saw it lot growing wild while travelling from Bangalore to Oooty, growing along road sides, much taller than we find it in Delhi.
 
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Vijayasankar

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Jan 5, 2011, 12:24:32 PM1/5/11
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You are right Gurcharan ji. I fear sooner or later this poisonous plant will become another obnoxious weed in our country. It spreads quite fast. Dr. Pankaj Oudhia may have some interesting observation on this plant, i hope. Thanks also to Muthu for validation.

Regards
 
 
Vijayasankar Raman, Ph.D.
Post Doctoral Research Associate
National Center for Natural Products Research
Thad Cochran Research Center
University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS 38677
Phone: +1 662 915 1018



Chitralekha

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Jan 6, 2011, 7:59:41 AM1/6/11
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Thanks everyone for the identification. It seems to be a hardy plant
that does not require much water; may be that is why it is being grown
so extensively. Does it also show allelopathy? I see no weeds growing
any where near it?
Chitralekha

On Jan 5, 10:24 pm, Vijayasankar <vijay.botan...@gmail.com> wrote:
> You are right Gurcharan ji. I fear sooner or later this poisonous plant will
> become another obnoxious weed in our country. It spreads quite fast. Dr.
> Pankaj Oudhia may have some interesting observation on this plant, i hope.
> Thanks also to Muthu for validation.
>
> Regards
>
> Vijayasankar Raman, Ph.D.
> Post Doctoral Research Associate
> National Center for Natural Products Research
> Thad Cochran Research Center
> University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS 38677
> Phone: +1 662 915 1018
>
>
>
> On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 10:10 AM, Gurcharan Singh <singh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Yes it is Synadenium grantii, also grown in our College botanical garden.
> > Incidently I saw it lot growing wild while travelling from Bangalore to
> > Oooty, growing along road sides, much taller than we find it in Delhi.
>
> > --
> > 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/
>
> >   On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 11:57 PM, Muthu Karthick <nmk....@gmail.com>wrote:
>
> >> For me also this looks more like* Synadenium grantii* Hook.f. of
> >> Euphorbiaceae.
> >> This shrub is extensively utilized for Fencing garden and households.
>
> >> On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 10:27 PM, Vijayasankar <vijay.botan...@gmail.com>wrote:
>
> >>> Thanks for the information, Chitralekha ji.
> >>> I request members to confirm the id as well as to share
> >>> their observations on this plant.
> >>>  Regards
>
> >>> ----------------------------------------------------
> >>> Vijayasankar Raman, Ph.D.
> >>> Post Doctoral Research Associate
> >>> National Center for Natural Products Research
> >>> Thad Cochran Research Center
> >>> University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS 38677
> >>> Phone: +1 662 915 1018
>
> >>>   On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 7:25 AM, Chitralekha <p_chitrale...@yahoo.co.in
> >>www.careearthtrust.org- Hide quoted text -
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