Herb for id 170310MK3

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Muthu Karthick

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Mar 17, 2010, 7:44:03 AM3/17/10
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Dear members,
Please help to identify this herb found on the shady location of scrub jungle (closer to a stream). I also noticed this herb over agricultural lands in Coimbatore and also adjoining Erode district of TN.

Date/Time- 

15-12-2009 / 03:00 PM

Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- 

Satyamangalam WLS; Scrub; ca. 400msl

Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- 

wild; also seen in fallow land

Plant Habit-

Herb

Height/Length- 

 Up to 1 metre

Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- 

cordate-ovate; up to 5cm long

Inflorescence Type/ Size- 

cyme; polypetalae member

Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- 

light pink coloured; 1 -2cm across

Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- 


Local Name [Tamil]


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Rohit Patel

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Mar 17, 2010, 7:59:21 AM3/17/10
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Species of Boerhavia ????????????

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Muthu Karthick

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Mar 17, 2010, 8:07:29 AM3/17/10
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Yeah, looks like

Dinesh Valke

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Mar 17, 2010, 9:07:08 AM3/17/10
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Most probably the diffuse hogweed, Commicarpus chinensis {syn.: Boerhavia chinensis, Boerhavia repanda, Valeriana chinensis)
... http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Diffuse%20Hogweed.html

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tanay bose

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Mar 17, 2010, 11:26:40 AM3/17/10
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Dear Muthu Ji,
I will support Dinesh ji regarding the ID.
 
 Commicarpus chinensis (Linnaeus) Heimerl in Engler & Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam., ed. 2. 16c: 117. 1934. [FAMILY: Nyctaginaceae]

Valeriana chinensis Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 33. 1753; Boerhavia chinensis (Linnaeus) Rottbøll; B. repanda Willdenow.

Herbs perennial. Stems thick, branches spreading, to 1 m, glabrous or sparsely pubescent. Petiole 1-3 cm, pubescent; leaf blade triangular-ovate or cordate-ovate, 3-6 × 2.5-5 cm, chartaceous, glabrous or abaxially strigose, veins 3-4 pairs, base truncate or subcordate, margin undulate, apex acuminate or acute. Umbels axillary or terminal; peduncle 2-4 cm. Pedicel 3-7 mm. Perianth tube ca. 2 mm, with few protuberances; Perianth limb pink, funnelform, 6-8 mm, deciduous. Stamens 2-4. Ovary elliptic. Stigma peltate. Fruit obconic, 6-7 mm, longitudinally 10-ribbed, with minute glands. Fl. and fr. Jun-Sep.

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Muthu Karthick

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Mar 18, 2010, 1:09:40 AM3/18/10
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Thank you very much Dineshji and Tanayji.
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