Maytenus puberula (M.A.Lawson) Loes. @ Prabalgad 01-07-2012

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Samir Mehta

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Jul 8, 2012, 10:50:25 AM7/8/12
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Dear Fellow Group-Members,

Got a chance to go to Prabalgad with a trekking group, had wanted to go there for a long time, after seeing Prasant ji's posts from that area. As was to be expected, it was more of a trek than a flower watching trip - and a difficult one too.

Spotted this large unarmed shrub just short of Prabal machi, about ? 1000 ft asl, the lower surface of the leaf had hairs on the veins (cannot remember whether they were hispid or puberulous); flower size was approx.1cm.

There seems to be some confusion in the taxonomic nomenclature (unresolved in the plant list and not listed at ARS-GRIN and FoC or Fl Pakistan).
The id is based on Fl. Maharashtra 1:241 & 243, but here flowering season is given as Dec-Jan, needs to be checked and FBI 1:619.
The shrub is not listed in Shrikant ji's Flowers of Sahyadri or Further
Flowers of Sahyadri and no image of it was available for comparison in the group database or on the net.

Will appreciate if this post can be validated.




Maytenus puberula is it, branch @ Prabalgad DSC04161.jpg
Maytenus puberula is it, flower & stigma @ Prabalgad DSC04157.jpg
Maytenus puberula is it, flower face @ Prabalgad DSC04156.jpg
Maytenus puberula is it, flowers @ Prabalgad DSC04158.jpg
Maytenus puberula is it, leaf @ Prabalgad DSC04154.jpg
Maytenus puberula is it, leaf undersurface - magnified @ Prabalgad DSC04163.jpg
Maytenus puberula is it, plant @ Prabalgad DSC04150.jpg

Rajesh Sachdev

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Jul 8, 2012, 11:49:04 AM7/8/12
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Dr Mahta,
Why not Maytenus senegalensis ?

Samir Mehta

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Jul 8, 2012, 1:01:49 PM7/8/12
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That's one of the things I considered Rajesh ji,but according to the keys Maytenus senegalensis is an 'armed' plant plus what really was decisive was the hair on the veins below, both FoM & FBI mention it, though the former calls it puberulous and the latter hispid.
I will also like to point out that certain features [in this case - hair on the leaf under-surface] are missed in the field & appreciated only on post-processing. My field id was
Maytenus sp.

I am still open to correction provided a logical reason is given.

Trust that answers your query.


Regards,

Samir Mehta




Samir Mehta

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Jul 8, 2012, 1:10:38 PM7/8/12
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'..both FoM & FBI mention it, though the former calls it puberulous and the latter hispid...'

Please read as:

..both FoM & FBI mention it, though the latter calls it puberulous and the former hispid.

Prashant Awale

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Jul 8, 2012, 10:49:47 PM7/8/12
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Dear Samir ji,
Nice to know about yr trek to Prabalgad. Yes, this trek is bit exhaustive but interesting. At the top of Prabalgad underneath Karvi bushes, one can find  Christisonia calcarata.

Thanks for sharing the photographs. Nice one. Not in position to comment on its ID. So lets wait and see. 

Regards
Prashant

jmgarg1

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Jul 17, 2012, 1:51:37 AM7/17/12
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Forwarding again for Id confirmation or otherwise please.

Some earlier relevant feedback:      

“Dr Mahta,
Why not Maytenus senegalensis ?” from Rajesh ji.

 

“That's one of the things I considered Rajesh ji,but according to the keys Maytenus senegalensis is an 'armed' plant plus what really was decisive was the hair on the veins below, both FoM & FBI mention it, though the latter calls it puberulous and the former hispid.

I will also like to point out that certain features [in this case - hair on the leaf under-surface] are missed in the field & appreciated only on post-processing. My field id was Maytenus sp.

I am still open to correction provided a logical reason is given.

Trust that answers your query.

Regards,

Samir Mehta”

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Maytenus puberula is it, branch @ Prabalgad DSC04161.jpg
Maytenus puberula is it, flower & stigma @ Prabalgad DSC04157.jpg
Maytenus puberula is it, flower face @ Prabalgad DSC04156.jpg
Maytenus puberula is it, flowers @ Prabalgad DSC04158.jpg
Maytenus puberula is it, leaf @ Prabalgad DSC04154.jpg
Maytenus puberula is it, leaf undersurface - magnified @ Prabalgad DSC04163.jpg
Maytenus puberula is it, plant @ Prabalgad DSC04150.jpg

radhaveach

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Jul 17, 2012, 4:38:04 AM7/17/12
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Hi Samir,

I read your post and looked at your pics with great interest. You are right about the confusion regarding this and related species.
I have found WA Talbot's Forest Flora of Bombay Presidency and Sind to be very helpful here. Vol 1, (under Gymnosporia)
I think you are most probably correct in your identification because Talbot lists G. puberula as flowering in rainy season. My own photos of G. konkanensis closely resemble your's except that konkanensis has a spiny habit. I have checked Talbot's specimens in Blatter herbarium, also. Both species flower at this time.
 Dr Almeida has united Maytenus puberula with G. konkanensis but I do not agree at all unless there is variation in the habits of the 2 plants ie armed and unarmed. The leaves and flowers appear the same, at least in photographs.

Did you collect samples?
I have not seen this plant anywhere except on Tungareshwar, which is where Talbot collected G. konkanensis.

best regards,
Radha

Robert H. Archer

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Jul 17, 2012, 4:48:23 AM7/17/12
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Dear Mahta, Garg ji

 

I confirmed this with Ms Jordaan, the authority on the genus Gymnosporia. This is definitely a good species but it should be listed as Gymnosporia puberula M.A.Lawson. It looks very different from Gymnosporia senegalensis. According to a number of studies it is now very clear there is no species of Maytenus in India or anywhere else but South America.

 

With best wishes, Robert

 

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Rohit Patel

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Jul 17, 2012, 4:54:14 AM7/17/12
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Dear All,


Please clarify me about the Maytenus emeginata (Gymnosporia montana) occurance in india.

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Dinesh Valke

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Jul 17, 2012, 9:54:38 AM7/17/12
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Samir ji, many thanks for posting this plant.
Thanks to all: Samir ji, Radha ji and Dr Robert for the ID.

My sighting of the same plant:
Place: along the trail - opening to Prabal Machi, about 1380 ft asl
Time: 8 JUL 2012 and 11 JUL 2010


8 JUL 2012
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11 JUL 2010
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Regards.
Dinesh
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Samir Mehta

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Jul 17, 2012, 11:38:27 AM7/17/12
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Hi Radha,

Thanks for your interest in the post. You really added substance to the thread with your comments, apart from being refreshingly honest.
No, I did not collect samples.
Look forward to more interaction in the future.

Best Wishes,

Samir

Samir Mehta

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Jul 17, 2012, 11:46:46 AM7/17/12
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Dear Archer,

Many Thanks for sharing Ms. Jordan's expert views with the group.

Regards,

Samir Mehta

Samir Mehta

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Jul 17, 2012, 11:52:41 AM7/17/12
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Same plant Dinesh ji - no doubt.
We will take the elevation to be 1350 ft asl - as I know you were better 'armed'.

Regards,

Samir Mehta

Prashant Awale

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Jul 17, 2012, 12:48:06 PM7/17/12
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Fantastic. Good to see the ID getting resolved. Thanks Samir ji and Dinesh for sharing this plant with all of us. New to me.
Regards
Prashant

Samir Mehta

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Jul 18, 2012, 9:31:09 AM7/18/12
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Thank You Prashant ji;
Once again I reiterate that it was your posts from Prabalgad that encouraged me to go there.
Look forward to doing some flower-watching trips with you and Dinesh ji.

Regards,

Samir Mehta

Robert H. Archer

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Jul 19, 2012, 8:20:44 AM7/19/12
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Dear All.

 

I would very much appreciate seeing a picture of a ripe fruit of a species of Cassine. The colour and shape is very diagnostic of the species.

 

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Forwarding again for any assistance in the matter please.

jmgarg1

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Jul 21, 2012, 2:33:51 AM7/21/12
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Hi, Dr. Archer,
Also check if you find any fruit image at efi site links:

surajit koley

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Jul 23, 2012, 3:09:56 PM7/23/12
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Robert H. Archer

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Jul 24, 2012, 5:44:30 AM7/24/12
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Dear Surajit Ji, Garg Ji

 

Thank you very much. I am specifically very much hoping for  photos of fruiting specimens of Cassine albens (which are better known as Cassine glauca), Cassine paniculata, and Cassine grossa. See Kostermans in Gardens’ Bulletin Singapore, 39: 177-191 (1986) Title: Notes on Asiatic Cassine)). As well as Cassine kedernarthii  published later. Any additional photos of the flowers and leaves too will be appreciated.

 

With best wishes, Robert

 

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surajit koley

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Jul 24, 2012, 11:53:20 AM7/24/12
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Sir,

It appears to me that the net doesn't offer much images of ripe cassine fruits. However will give it a try one more time.

Regards,

Surajit

Robert H. Archer

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Jul 25, 2012, 3:13:48 AM7/25/12
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Dear Surajit Ji

 

There have been many nice photos of Cassine here on efloraofindia. Since the size, shape and the colour of the fruit is so very diagnostic of the individual species in the genus, I am very much hoping that new photos with ripe fruit could be posted of the same plant or population as the original. The fruit take a long time to ripen.

 

With best wishes, Robert

 

surajit koley

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Jul 25, 2012, 12:39:00 PM7/25/12
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Sir,

I have never seen any Cassine species. Certainly will upload and send a copy whenever i find one. Meanwhile, i hope my friends would be able to post some ripe fruits in near future.

Regards,

Surajit Koley

Saroj Kumar Kasaju

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Jan 6, 2021, 11:08:04 AMJan 6
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Gymnosporia puberula M.A.Lawson looks correct ID.  FoPIFoI
Thank you
Saroj Kasaju


Chennuru Nagendra

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Jan 6, 2021, 11:16:28 AMJan 6
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I too agree with Saroj ji
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Thank you Mr. Nagendra!
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