vitex negundo 3 and 5 leaves in HP ( Sameer Rastogi)

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sameer rastogi

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Feb 13, 2011, 8:54:00 PM2/13/11
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Himachal pradesh has vitex negundo plants with whorls of 3 and 5
leaves. are these two different species or one? Out of these two,
Bana ( 5 leaved), is used in traditional magic healing of Herpes
zoster and other skin diseases. it's surprising that 3 leaved vitex
has no place in magic healing at all .

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Vijayasankar

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Feb 14, 2011, 12:05:35 AM2/14/11
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I think you are talking about Vitex trifolia, which has trifoliolate leaves.
This can easily be mistaken to V. negundo on a casual look, however, the latter species can readily be distinguished by its 5-foliolate leaves.
 
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sameer rastogi

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Feb 14, 2011, 8:36:56 PM2/14/11
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vitex trifolium is found in western ghats not in himachal . so its
definitely not V trifolium.


On Feb 14, 10:05 am, Vijayasankar <vijay.botan...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I think you are talking about *Vitex trifolia*, which has trifoliolate
> leaves.
> This can easily be mistaken to V. negundo on a casual look, however, the
> latter species can readily be distinguished by its 5-foliolate leaves.
>
> Regards
>
> Vijayasankar Raman
> National Center for Natural Products Research
> University of Mississippi
>
> On Sun, Feb 13, 2011 at 7:54 PM, sameer rastogi <srastog...@gmail.com>wrote:> Himachal pradesh has vitex negundo plants with whorls of 3 and 5

Gurcharan Singh

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Feb 14, 2011, 11:23:08 PM2/14/11
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Perhaps  the matter could be resolved if photographs of both are uploaded. It is not uncommon to see 3 leaflets in V. negundo, but the inflorescence and shape and sizeof leaflets in the two species are quiet distinct.

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