EUPHORBIACEAE WEEK :: Phyllanthus emblica

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Satish Phadke

14-Mar-2011, 9:56:03 am14/03/11
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Phyllanthus emblica
Though the EUPHORBIACEAE WEEK is over I couldn't resist posting the good specimen of flowers which I observed yesterday in Smruti Udyan Pune.
Dr Phadke


Gurcharan Singh

14-Mar-2011, 10:10:16 am14/03/11
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Really nice photographs, Satish ji

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Prashant awale

14-Mar-2011, 11:22:16 am14/03/11
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Yes, Nice photographs Satish ji.

Rashida Atthar

14-Mar-2011, 11:34:35 am14/03/11
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If the pictures are so good, keep them coming Satish ji , thanks. These are also complementary to the wonderful ones uploaded by Dr. Gurcharan ji last week.  Here the fimbriate bracts at the base of flowers are clearly seen and the distichous sub-sessile leaves.  The bark peels off in conchoidal flakes ! (Can someone Please explain what exactly is the meaning of conchoidal ?).  
Amlas are great to have in the field, dried, salted and sweetend ones.!!  Family now  is  Phyllanthaceae : Phyllanthus emblica L.

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Satish Phadke

14-Mar-2011, 10:42:28 pm14/03/11
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Thanks Rashida ji
This is what I liked. Finding out some characters from the photographs.
As non botanists I am not conversant with handling herbarium specimens.Photographing can find at least some....
Dr Phadke

Muthu Karthick

15-Mar-2011, 1:26:10 am15/03/11
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Dear Rashidaji,
con·choi·dal: Denoting a type of fracture in a solid (such as flint or quartz) that results in a smooth rounded surface resembling the shape of a scallop shell.

Dear Sathishji,
Did you checked with Phyllanthus indofischeri Bennet? It differs in size of leaf and no. of pairs in a rachis and fruit (wild) size.
Muthu Karthick, N
Care Earth Trust
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Chennai - 600 061
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Rashida Atthar

15-Mar-2011, 9:18:50 am15/03/11
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Thanks Muthu ji. Brandis has mentioned for this plant -pg 570 : as " bark greenish -gray, peeling off in conchoid scales,  wood red, hard, med. rays broad, conspicuous on a vertical  section".   So the natural fracturing in the wood, bark would lead some sort of scales looking like scallop shell?!! 
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