DV - 30APR09 - 0845 :: looks like Embelia

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Dinesh Valke

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Jul 23, 2010, 2:14:05 PM7/23/10
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Dear friends,
The fruits look similar to Embelia basaal, however persistent calyx are observed here.
ID please



Date/Time
: April 30, 2009 at 8.45am IST
Location Place : Koraigad base, Lonavala
Altitude : about 813 m (above mean sea level)
GPS : around 18°37'31.67"N, 73°23'5.16"E

Habitat : wild, scrub forest at mountain base
Type : deciduous forest

Plant
Habit
: shrub
Height : about 1.5 m
Length : - not a climber -

Leaves
Type
: simple, not sure of arrangement, margin entire - not sure, mixed plants.
Shape : elliptic, tip acuminate, base rounded
Size : about 10 - 12 cm x 5 - 6 cm

Inflorescence
Type
: raceme
Size : not sure.

Flowers
Size
: do not know
Colour : do not know
Calyx : do not know ... seen to be persistent in fruits
Bracts : - no bracts -

Fruits
Type
: berry-like
Shape : globose
Size : about 4 - 5 mm, not sure
Seeds : do not know


Other Info
Fragrance : do not know
Pollinator : do not know
Uses : do not know

 



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tanay bose

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Jul 23, 2010, 2:58:01 PM7/23/10
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Dear Dinesh Ji,
This obviously an Embelia species, The point which you are pointing towards regarding the persistent calyx remind me of a species which I once saw in Bihar region. I think it looks quite close to that plant, hence I will go for Embelia robusta Roxb.(Synonym:Ribesoides robustum (Roxb.) Kuntze) it has 5 persistent calyx on fruits, flowers are greenish white and fruits have persistent styles too !! your fruit seems to have a projection at the apex it can be the persistent style!!

Regards
Tanay
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R. Vijayasankar

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Jul 23, 2010, 10:39:24 PM7/23/10
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I think it is Maesa indica, as the ovary/fruit is perigynous.
 
With regards

Vijayasankar


tanay bose

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Jul 23, 2010, 11:37:42 PM7/23/10
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Dear Vijaya Ji,
In Maesa indica the
persistent calyx lobes closed at fruit apex and also the fruits have longitudinal ribs which is absent in this plant I hope !!!

Regards
Tanay


L. Rasingam

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Jul 24, 2010, 12:01:02 AM7/24/10
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Yes it is Maesa indica

Regards
L.Rasingam

Ritesh Choudhary

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Jul 24, 2010, 12:18:11 AM7/24/10
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Yes! Maesa indica.

Ritesh.

On Jul 24, 9:01 am, "L. Rasingam" <rasi...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Yes it is *Maesa indica*
>
> Regards
> L.Rasingam
>
> On 24 July 2010 09:07, tanay bose <tanaybos...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> > Dear Vijaya Ji,
> > In *Maesa indica* the persistent calyx lobes closed at fruit apex and also
> > the fruits have longitudinal ribs which is absent in this plant I hope !!!
>
> > Regards
> > Tanay
>
> > On Sat, Jul 24, 2010 at 8:09 AM, R. Vijayasankar <vijay.botan...@gmail.com
> > > wrote:
>
> >> I think it is *Maesa indica*, as the ovary/fruit is perigynous.
>
> >> With regards
>
> >> Vijayasankar
>
> >> On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 1:58 PM, tanay bose <tanaybos...@gmail.com>wrote:
>
> >>> Dear Dinesh Ji,
> >>> This obviously an Embelia species, The point which you are pointing
> >>> towards regarding the persistent calyx remind me of a species which I once
> >>> saw in Bihar region. I think it looks quite close to that plant, hence I
> >>> will go for *Embelia robusta* Roxb.(*Synonym:Ribesoides robustum (Roxb.)
> >>> Kuntze*) it has 5 persistent calyx on fruits, flowers are greenish white
> >>> and fruits have persistent styles too !! your fruit seems to have a
> >>> projection at the apex it can be the persistent style!!
>
> >>> Regards
> >>> Tanay
>
> >>> On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 11:44 PM, Dinesh Valke <dinesh.va...@gmail.com>wrote:
>
> >>>> Dear friends,
> >>>> The fruits look similar to *Embelia basaal*, however persistent calyx
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> > Tanay Bose
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