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raja kanwal

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Jul 29, 2010, 4:10:35 AM7/29/10
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Dear All,

Posting a photo of a herb for Id seen in Chamoli district

Date/Time- May 2009

Location- Place Chamoli, Altitude- 1000m, GPS-

Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Wild (near stream)

Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- herb

Height/Length- 1m

Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- small

Inflorescence Type/ Size- NA

Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- red

Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- NA

Other Information like Fragrance, Pollinator, Uses etc.- NA


Thanks & regards,


Raja Kanwal

Delhi

Mob.-9650200833

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Gurcharan Singh

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Jul 29, 2010, 4:44:50 AM7/29/10
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Kanwal ji
Do you have close up, or another more focussed photograph? Kindly send it.


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mani nair

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Jul 29, 2010, 5:22:08 AM7/29/10
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Rajaji, this is  Red milkweek or  Asclepias incarnata.  I had this plant growing in balcony and it is the food plant of caterpillars of Plain tiger butterflies.

Regards,

Mani.

manasikaran

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Jul 29, 2010, 5:22:39 AM7/29/10
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Hello Raja Kanwal ji,

It looks like Asclepias curassavica. 

Regards
manasi


On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 2:14 PM, Gurcharan Singh <sing...@gmail.com> wrote:

mani nair

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Jul 29, 2010, 5:25:33 AM7/29/10
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Sorry, there is a mistake. Mansi ji is correct, it is Asclepias curassavica.

Regards,

Mani.

Senthilkumar

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Jul 29, 2010, 5:27:41 AM7/29/10
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BSI & School of Ecology and Conservation,
University of Agricultural Sciences,
Bangalore-560 065.
Karnataka, India

Gurcharan Singh

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Jul 29, 2010, 5:49:32 AM7/29/10
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Senthikumar ji
Asclepias curassavica seems to be the correct choice.


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Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/ 

mani nair

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Jul 29, 2010, 6:35:58 AM7/29/10
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Dear all,

I am sending a link of the video  showing the emerging plain tiger butterfly from its chrysallys.  This butterfly was reared by me using the caterpillars collected from Asclepias curassavica.  

Regards,

Mani.

mani nair

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Jul 29, 2010, 6:36:50 AM7/29/10
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Sorry, there is mistake in the title.  It should be Plain tiger butterfly instead of Monarch butterfly.

Regards,

Mani.

tanay bose

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Jul 29, 2010, 7:27:22 AM7/29/10
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This is the same plant posted by Garg Ji himself long long back !!!
tanay
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Dr Pankaj Kumar

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Jul 29, 2010, 7:51:38 AM7/29/10
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This should be Asclepias curassavica; Family: Apocynaceae
APG III merged Asclepiadaceae with Apocynaceae.
Regards
Pankaj
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