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?
On Jan 5, 10:24 pm, Vijayasankar <vijay.botan...@gmail.com
> 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.
> 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
> > 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
> > On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 11:57 PM, Muthu Karthick <nmk....@gmail.com
> >> 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
> >>> 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
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