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Aarti S. Khale

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Mar 29, 2010, 2:10:58 AM3/29/10
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Date/Time : 25th of October, 2008/ 7.44 am.
Location Place : Kodaikanal ... Altitude : 2100 meters ... GPS
Habitat : Wild ... Type :
Plant Habit : Herb ... Height : small plant ... Length : ...
Leaves Type :  ... Shape :as seen  ... Size
Inflorescence Type : ... Size : ....
Flowers Size : very tiny ... Colour : white ... Calyx :  ... Bracts
Fruits Type :  ... Shape :  ... Size :  ... Seeds

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Fragrance :  ...  Pollinator :  ...  Uses
 
 
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Parjanya guru

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Mar 29, 2010, 2:14:29 AM3/29/10
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 Persicaria piripu..= Polygonum chinense of   Polygonaceae...
 Leaves are medicinal and also used in the preparation of a delicious chutney in Karnataka..

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tanay bose

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Mar 29, 2010, 8:22:52 AM3/29/10
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Dear Arati ji,
The plant in the attached photo is ...............Polygonum chinense Linn.
Herbs perennial. Rhizomes stout. Stems erect, 70-100 cm tall, ligneous at base, much branched, striate, glabrous or retrorsely hispid. Petiole 1-2 cm, usually auriculate at base, upper leaves subsessile; leaf blade ovate, elliptic, or lanceolate, 4-16 × 1.5-8 cm, both surfaces glabrous or hispid, abaxially sometimes pubescent along veins, base truncate or broadly cordate, margin entire, apex shortly acuminate; ocrea tubular, 1.5-2.5 cm, membranous, glabrous, much veined, apex oblique, not ciliate. Inflorescence terminal or axillary, capitate, 3-5 mm, usually several capitula aggregated and panicle-like; peduncle densely glandular hairy; bracts broadly ovate, each 1-3-flowered. Perianth white or pinkish, 5-parted; tepals ovate, accrescent in fruit, becoming blue-black, fleshy. Stamens 8, included. Styles 3, connate to below middle. Achenes included in persistent perianth, black, opaque, broadly ovoid, trigonous, 3-4 mm. Fl. Jul-Nov, fr. Jul-Dec. 2n = 22*.
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