Frerea indica

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Neha Singh

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Sep 9, 2011, 6:37:18 AM9/9/11
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Dear friends,
                  These  Frerea indica flowers I photographed at Botanical survey of India, Pune in  Sep 2007.

Searching net I have learned that this plant is endemic to the Western Ghats .This palaeoendemic genus is on the verge of extinction due to the loss, destruction and shrinkage of its habitat and inefficiency of the complex pollinating mechanism, largely due to lack of specific pollinators. It flowers poorly and sets little seed. Even after more than a century after its discovery and its adaptability to the extreme soil conditions, it has not succeeded in spreading in the wild or in to other similar kind of habitats.

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Neha Singh


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Mohan V. Chunkath

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Sep 9, 2011, 9:16:02 AM9/9/11
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Dear Neha Singh ji,
Nice pics! Are these related to Stapelia?
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Mohan

Tanay Bose

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Sep 9, 2011, 9:53:58 AM9/9/11
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Yes Mohan Ji they are both from the family Apocynaceae 
Hence shows resembles.
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Neha Singh

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Sep 9, 2011, 10:49:59 AM9/9/11
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Thanks Mohan Ji.

Tanay Sir, I too thought Frerea indica species comes under the
stapeliads tribe.

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Neha Singh

Ushadi micromini

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Sep 9, 2011, 10:53:38 AM9/9/11
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new to me,

are these flowers so tiny that I cant see them in picture # 3?

or are they from another plant?
Usha di

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On Sep 9, 6:53 pm, Tanay Bose <tanaybos...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Yes Mohan Ji they are both from the family Apocynaceae
> Hence shows resembles.
> Tanay
>
> On Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 6:16 AM, Mohan V. Chunkath
> <mohan.chunk...@gmail.com>wrote:
>
> > Dear Neha Singh ji,
> > Nice pics! Are these related to Stapelia?
> > Regards,
> > Mohan
>
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> *Tanay Bose*
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Tanay Bose

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Sep 9, 2011, 11:01:14 AM9/9/11
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Neha Ji.
Nice to know my suggestion fits your thinking. It will be kind of you if 
you can call me Tanay and omit the suffix Sir.

Thanks
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Sid

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Sep 9, 2011, 9:35:38 PM9/9/11
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Nice photographs and introduction to Frerea. Frerea is phylogenetically linked to Carallumas of India. You can call it a leafy Caralluma. Meve and Liede (2002) have synonmized Frerea indica as Boucerocia indica based on DNA data. It is close to Boucerocia a clade of Carallumas with umbellate infloresences. Some authors have also synonmized it as Caralluma indica.

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