Quisqualis densiflora

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Anand Kumar Bhatt

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Nov 7, 2010, 2:29:13 AM11/7/10
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A native creeper. Favourite of people in UP-Bihar-Bengal where it is known as Madhumalati. Fragrant flowers. At   my place in Gwalior. Today.
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Vijayadas D

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Nov 7, 2010, 2:38:21 AM11/7/10
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what is the difference between Quisqualis indica and densiflora ?
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Anand Kumar Bhatt

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Nov 7, 2010, 3:25:49 AM11/7/10
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What I can make out is that Q. indica is more vigorous climber, with larger flowers (7cm as against 5 cm of Q. Densiflora). Then densiflora is more in the nature of clusters.
Experts may opine.
ak

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Nov 7, 2010, 3:51:00 AM11/7/10
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I think densiflora name itself suggest thick or dense cluster oif flowers.
Madhuri

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From: Anand Kumar Bhatt <anand...@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Nov 2010 13:55:49 +0530
To: Vijayadas D<dvija...@gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: [efloraofindia:53553] Quisqualis densiflora

Pankaj Kumar

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Nov 7, 2010, 3:58:03 AM11/7/10
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Ok I will ask one question?

HOW DENSE IS THE DENSIFLORA :P

Names are often kept in comparison with some other allied species,
hence it creates confusion!!!
To me this plant looks like Combretum indicum, which is the accepted
name for Quisqualis indica. But yes, I dont know much about
densiflora!!

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Pankaj

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Anand Kumar Bhatt

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Nov 7, 2010, 6:24:40 AM11/7/10
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Dense    as compared to Q. indica.
ak

J.M. Garg

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Dec 2, 2010, 4:39:02 AM12/2/10
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Forwarding again for Id confirmation or otherwise please.

Some earlier relevant feedback:

“what is the difference between Quisqualis indica and densiflora ?” from Vijayadas ji.

 

“What I can make out is that Q. indica is more vigorous climber, with larger flowers (7cm as against 5 cm of Q. Densiflora). Then densiflora is more in the nature of clusters.
Experts may opine.
ak”

 

“I think densiflora name itself suggest thick or dense cluster oif flowers.
Madhuri”


"Ok I will ask one question?
HOW DENSE IS THE DENSIFLORA :P
Names are often kept in comparison with some other allied species,
hence it creates confusion!!!
To me this plant looks like Combretum indicum, which is the accepted
name for Quisqualis indica. But yes, I dont know much about
densiflora!!
Regards
Pankaj"
 
"Dense    as compared to Q. indica.
ak"
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Gurcharan Singh

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Dec 16, 2010, 6:40:02 PM12/16/10
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To me Pankaj seems right. It is Quisqualis indica (I could not find the source which treats Combretum indicum as accepted name). The key in Flora of China differentiates the two species as:

1a. Calyx tube 5–9 cm; petals 10–24 mm, opening white, later turning yellowish abaxially and reddish adaxially; 
inflorescence lax; petiole without an inflated joint near base ...........................................................................................  1. Q. indica
1b. Calyx tube 1.7–2.4 cm; petals ca. 3.5 mm, opening dark red or reddish; inflorescence dense; petiole with an inflated 
joint near base .................................................................................................................................................................  2. Q. conferta

According to Flora of China Q. densiflora Wall ex Miq. is the synonym of Q. conferta (Jacq.)Excell.

The calyx tube (hypanthium) in above photographs is clearly much longer, and at least one flower with white petals can be seen, in others, the outer side of petals is much lighter as in Q. indica.



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Mahadeswara

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Dec 16, 2010, 10:17:30 PM12/16/10
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It is Quisqualis indica . Very common creeper in Chennai , grows
wild.

On Dec 17, 4:40 am, Gurcharan Singh <singh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> To me Pankaj seems right. It is Quisqualis indica (I could not find the
> source which treats Combretum indicum as accepted name). The key in Flora of
> China differentiates the two species as:
>
> 1a. Calyx tube 5–9 cm; petals 10–24 mm, opening white, later turning
> yellowish abaxially and reddish adaxially;
> inflorescence lax; petiole without an inflated joint near base
> ...........................................................................................
>  1. Q. indica
> 1b. Calyx tube 1.7–2.4 cm; petals ca. 3.5 mm, opening dark red or reddish;
> inflorescence dense; petiole with an inflated
> joint near base
> .................................................................................................................................................................
>  2. Q. conferta
>
> According to Flora of China Q. densiflora Wall ex Miq. is the synonym of Q.
> conferta (Jacq.)Excell.
>
> The calyx tube (hypanthium) in above photographs is clearly much longer, and
> at least one flower with white petals can be seen, in others, the outer side
> of petals is much lighter as in Q. indica.
>
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Pankaj Kumar

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Dec 17, 2010, 4:40:22 AM12/17/10
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sorry Combretum indicum is a synonym of Quisqualis indica.
Regards
Pankaj

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Gurcharan Singh

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Dec 17, 2010, 3:54:05 PM12/17/10
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Ok Thank you. It is fine.


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