Adenia holanda

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Pravin Kawale

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Oct 4, 2010, 10:44:41 AM10/4/10
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Hi,
Is it Adenia holanda ?
Pl. validate
Yesterday at Kanakeshwar,Alibag
Thanks in advance


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Vijayasankar

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Oct 4, 2010, 11:08:42 AM10/4/10
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Yes Pravin ji, it is Adenia hondala of Passifloraceae. The tuber is characteristically partly epigeal; the leaves have gland spots near petiole; and the fruits also confirm the id.

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Pankaj Kumar

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Oct 4, 2010, 11:41:57 AM10/4/10
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Nice....what does HONDALA stand for by the way?
Pankaj

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Vijayasankar

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Oct 4, 2010, 11:54:05 AM10/4/10
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'Hondala' is Sinhala name for the plant.
This medicinal plant is said to be poisonous too.
Regards

Vijayasankar


Pankaj Kumar

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Oct 4, 2010, 12:07:42 PM10/4/10
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thanks a lot for the info buddy!!
Pankaj

Neil Soares

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Oct 4, 2010, 1:41:34 PM10/4/10
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Hi Dr.Vijayasankar,
  Thanks for confirming the id. Was with Pravin at Kanakeshwar over the weekend. Sending a few photographs of another specimen.
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                   Neil Soares.

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tanay bose

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Oct 4, 2010, 1:55:45 PM10/4/10
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Adenia holanda indeed
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Vijayasankar

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Oct 4, 2010, 10:36:26 PM10/4/10
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Excellent pictures, Mr. Neil.
Good size of tuber and really nice fruits. I guess the leaves of this plant are dried hence not seen in the pictures.

Regards

Vijayasankar


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