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shobha chavda

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I m posting some of  the photos taken in Chakarata in Oct.09 for identification.
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Gurcharan Singh

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Dec 5, 2009, 9:26:38 AM12/5/09
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Probably Bistorta amplexicaulis

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“Probably Bistorta amplexicaulis

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J.M. Garg

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Feb 18, 2010, 2:58:00 AM2/18/10
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I m posting some of  the photos taken in Chakarata in Oct.09 for identification.
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J.M. Garg

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Feb 18, 2010, 3:36:43 AM2/18/10
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A reply:
"may be Polygonum sp. ????????" from Rohit Patel ji.

J.M. Garg

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Mar 11, 2010, 2:10:54 AM3/11/10
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I m posting some of  the photos taken in Chakarata in Oct.09 for identification.
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tanay bose

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Mar 11, 2010, 7:02:00 AM3/11/10
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Dear all
the plant in the attached photo is Bistorta amplexicaulis (D. Don) Green in Leafl. It is a glamourous example of amplexicaul leaf  "a leaf with its base clasping the stem". Below is the description of the plant .
 
Bistorta amplexicaulis (D. Don) Green in Leafl. 1: 21. 1904; Hara, l.c. 69; in Hara et al., l.c.; Grierson & D.G.Long, l.c. 167; Munshi & Javeid, l.c. 60.

Synonym: Polygonum amplexicaule D. Don Prodr. Fl. Nepal. 70. 1825; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 5: 1886; Kitamura, Fl. Afghan. 89. 1960; Schiman-Czeika & Rech.f., l.c.; R. R. Stewart, l.c. 203; Bhopal & Chaudhri, l.c. 81.

Erect, 35-70 (-100) cm tall, branched or simple, glabrous, perennial, long rhizomatous herb. Stem simple or branched, erect, with few leaves. Leaves 3.0-15 x 1.75-10 cm, broadly lancoelate-ovate, serrate, acuminate, ciliate on midrib and margins, cordate or amplexicaule at base, petiole up to 10 cm long. Ochrea 1.5-5.0 cm long, lanceolate, tubular, acuminate, with two to three long acuminate lobes. Inflorescence 1.5-10.0 cm long, terminal, simple (var. speciosa) or branched (var. alba), many flowered, dense pedunculate raceme, peduncles up to 8.0 cm long. Flowers up to 4.0 mm across, pedicel 1-3 mm long. Ochreolae 3-5 mm long, lanceolate, cartilaginous, with long aristate apex and entire margin. Tepals 5, 2-3.5 x 1.5-2.5 mm, lanceolate to ovate, obtuse, entire, unequal. Stamens 8, filaments thick and short, unequal; anthers dark bluish, subexserted to exserted. Ovary 1-2 x 0.25-0.5 (-0.75) mm, lanceolate, trigonous with three, long, filiform winged and free styles and non-prominent stigma. Nuts 3.0-5.5 x 2.0-3.5 mm, ovate, trigonous and unequal lobes, dark brown to black, glabrous, shining.

 

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