Butomus umbellatus from Kashmir

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Gurcharan Singh

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Sep 14, 2011, 4:01:41 AM9/14/11
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Butomus umbellatus Linn., Sp. Pl. 372. 1753

Common names: flowering-rushgrassy-rushwater-gladiolus


Aquatic perennial herb with rhizome, leaves basal, linear-ensiform with sheathing base nearly as long as scape; inflorescence umbellate-cymose, on usually 50 cm to 1 m long scape, inflorescence subtended by 2-3 up to 25 mm long bracts, bracteoles numerous up to 10 mm long; flowers pink on up to 5-9 cm long pedicels; perianth 6, bi-seriate; stamens 5-9, rarely more with linear filaments dilated at base; carpels 6-9, free, each with many ovules; fruit etaerio of follicles, each with numerous small seeds. 

Considered as primitive monocot representative.

Often found in Rodside ditches in Kashmir. Leaves used in making mats and baskets, baked rhizomes used as food. Photographed from Narbal near Srinagar on Srinagar-Gulmarg Road. Photographed in July.

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Balkar Arya

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Sep 14, 2011, 4:18:33 AM9/14/11
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Gorgeous Catch Sir Thanks for sharing this plant new for me
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Dr Balkar Singh
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Ushadi micromini

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Sep 14, 2011, 4:34:06 AM9/14/11
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Great

new stuff for me

usha di
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On Sep 14, 1:18 pm, Balkar Arya <balkara...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Gorgeous Catch Sir Thanks for sharing this plant new for me
>
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> On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 1:31 PM, Gurcharan Singh <singh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > *Butomus umbellatus* Linn., Sp. Pl. 372. 1753
>
> > Common names: *flowering-rush*, *grassy-rush*, *water-gladiolus*
> > *
> > *
> > *
> > *
> > *Aquatic perennial herb with rhizome, leaves basal, linear-ensiform with
> > sheathing base nearly as long as scape; inflorescence umbellate-cymose, on
> > usually 50 cm to 1 m long scape, inflorescence subtended by 2-3 up to 25 mm
> > long bracts, bracteoles numerous up to 10 mm long; flowers pink on up to 5-9
> > cm long pedicels; perianth 6, bi-seriate; stamens 5-9, rarely more with
> > linear filaments dilated at base; carpels 6-9, free, each with many ovules;
> > fruit etaerio of follicles, each with numerous small seeds. *
> > *
> > *
> > *Considered as primitive monocot representative.*
> > *
> > *
> > *Often found in Rodside ditches in Kashmir. Leaves used in making mats and
> > baskets, baked rhizomes used as food. Photographed from Narbal near Srinagar
> > on Srinagar-Gulmarg Road. Photographed in July.*

Madhuri Pejaver

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Sep 14, 2011, 8:39:30 AM9/14/11
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Sirji
Beautiful. the flower is fantastic  and same is your photograph.
Madhuri

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Tanay Bose

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Sep 14, 2011, 8:39:53 AM9/14/11
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Great Sir always heard of the name but have never seen it.
Tanay
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Satish Phadke

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Sep 14, 2011, 9:17:35 AM9/14/11
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Gorgeous..........
Initially thought it to be from family : Iridaceae
On checking it belongs to family Butomaceae .. Monocot
Dr Phadke
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