Wayanad flora #16 | 12May2011AR03

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raghu ananth

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May 12, 2011, 2:32:23 PM5/12/11
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Wayanad flora #16 | 12May2011AR03 

Date/Time-10 Jan 2011
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Waynaad, Kerala
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-, Garden
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb-Climber
Height/Length-approx - 
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- Shape - Approx. 20cms, lobed
Inflorescence Type/ Size- 
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts - Yellow, 7-10cms
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- --NA--
Other Information like Fragrance, Pollinator, Uses etc.- 

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raghu ananth

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May 12, 2011, 2:47:46 PM5/12/11
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Am sorry for the duplicate photo and file size. 
Pls find attached leaf photograph of the plant with this mail now,  

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- Sequence no in the subject line as -  Wayanad flora #17 | 12May2011AR03 
- Habitat :-Wild plant, lake side Karapuzha

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Dinesh Valke

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May 12, 2011, 3:26:28 PM5/12/11
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... could this be Luffa aegyptiaca ? ... please wait for comments.
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tanay bose

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May 12, 2011, 9:32:02 PM5/12/11
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I also think this is Luffa aegyptiaca we call it "duhdrul" in Bengali
the dried fruits are used as a body scrubber.
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Gurcharan Singh

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May 12, 2011, 10:06:06 PM5/12/11
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Luffa aegyptiaca Mill. is now correctly known as L. cylindrica (L.) M. Roem. It is the commonest Ghia Tori grown in tropics, the smooth gourd, Dhundal in Beng, Ghosali in Mar., 

L. acutangula L, usually grown in cold climates and having fruit with strong ridges, the ridged gourd or ribbed gourd, kali tori in Hindi, Jhinga in Beng., Shirola in Mar..

Only fruit (young or old) can help in final confirmation, as leaves look similar in two. Latter generally has lighter yellow flowers, which I see here.

  Gurcharan Singh
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