DV - 03JUL10 - 0214 :: whorled trifoliate herb - some Cleome ?

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Dinesh Valke

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Jul 9, 2010, 3:05:21 PM7/9/10
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Dear friends,
Seems to be an herb, annual ... a beautiful plant, especially the leaves and their arrangement
.. do not know of its flower or fruit.
ID please


Date/Time
: July 3, 2010 at 2.14pm IST
Location Place : near Amby Valley, Lonavala
Altitude : about 772 m (above mean sea level)
GPS : around 18°39'24.90"N, 73°24'55.29"E

Habitat : moist deciduous forest
Typeforest clearing along road

Plant
Habit
: seems to be herb
Height : about 50 - 60 cm
Length : - not a climber -

Leaves
Type
: compound, trifoliate ... sessile leaflets ... will someone help me with know how these leaves are  arranged ... they look like alternating at about 60°
Shape : lower pair of leaflets - elliptic, acute base, ending obtuse, unequal sided; the terminal leaflet - oblanceolate with hint of being emarginate
Size : variable with lower leaves being smaller, and among leaflets - the terminal being almost twice as larger than the adjacent pair.
... of the largest leaves - the pair of leaflets: about 20 - 25 mm x 10 - 13 mm, terminal: about 35 - 40 mm x 13 - 15 mm
... long petiole, as long as the terminal leaflet.

Inflorescence
Type
: do not know
Size : do not know

Flowers
Size
: do not know
Colour : do not know
Calyx : do not know
Bracts : - no bracts -

Fruits
Type
: do not know
Shape : do not know
Size : do not know
Seeds : do not know


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

 



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R. Vijayasankar

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Jul 9, 2010, 7:43:46 PM7/9/10
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Looks like Crotalaria medicaginea (var. neglecta?). Not sure but!

With regards

R. Vijayasankar


tanay bose

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Jul 10, 2010, 12:40:30 AM7/10/10
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Dear Dinsh Ji,
A diagnostic character of Crotalaria medicaginea is it will have a notch at the apex of each leaflet if your plant has it then the epithet is correct for it.

Regards
Tanay
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Dinesh Valke

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Jul 10, 2010, 6:10:51 AM7/10/10
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Many thanks Vijayasankar ji for the tip.
Tanay ... can observe notch, albeit faint .... cannot really stress on this notch !!
Let me make another trip to the plant this season and see it flowering.

Regards.

shrikant ingalhalikar

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Jul 10, 2010, 1:10:25 PM7/10/10
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Pls check for Cajanus lineatus also. Regards, Shrikant
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Dinesh Valke

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Jul 10, 2010, 1:21:22 PM7/10/10
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OK, Shrikant ji.
Many thanks for the hint.

The doubts would resolve once we get to see the plant in flowering state.

Regards.

J.M. Garg

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Aug 29, 2010, 1:46:13 AM8/29/10
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Forwarding again for Id confirmation or otherwise pl.

Earlier relevant feedback:

Looks like Crotalaria medicaginea (var. neglecta?). Not sure but!

With regards

R. Vijayasankar”

 

“A diagnostic character of Crotalaria medicaginea is it will have a notch at the apex of each leaflet if your plant has it then the epithet is correct for it.

Regards
Tanay ”

 

“Many thanks Vijayasankar ji for the tip.


Tanay ... can observe notch, albeit faint .... cannot really stress on this notch !!

Let me make another trip to the plant this season and see it flowering.” from Dinesh ji.

"Pls check for Cajanus lineatus also. Regards, Shrikant"
 
"OK, Shrikant ji.
Many thanks for the hint.
The doubts would resolve once we get to see the plant in flowering state." from Dinesh ji.

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J.M. Garg

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Aug 30, 2010, 4:57:17 AM8/30/10
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A reply:
"For me it looks like  "Cajanus lineatus"
Rajdeo Singh
Mumbai"

Gurcharan Singh

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Sep 13, 2021, 11:26:19 AM9/13/21
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Gurcharan Singh

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Sep 13, 2021, 11:27:12 AM9/13/21
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Date: Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 12:35:21 AM UTC+5:30
Subject: DV - 03JUL10 - 0214 :: whorled trifoliate herb - some Cleome ?
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Saroj Kasaju

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Sep 13, 2021, 11:28:57 AM9/13/21
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Looks correct ID !
Thank you.

Saroj Kasaju


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Dinesh Valke

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Sep 13, 2021, 11:38:47 AM9/13/21
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Many many thanks Gurcharan ji for resurfacing this query.
I missed updating the post with ID - it is Cajanus sericeus (Benth. ex Baker) Maesen.
Regards.
Dinesh

Gurcharan Singh

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Sep 14, 2021, 12:34:13 AM9/14/21
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Thanks Dinesh ji for correct ID
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