131011GK01_Legumonosae Id request

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Giby Kuriakose

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Oct 14, 2011, 9:55:03 AM10/14/11
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Please help me in id this Leguminosae plant 


Date/Time-12th October 2011

Location- Place, Altitude, GPS-           Sringeri, Karnataka,  about 700m MSL

 

Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-     Wild 


Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Shrub (weak stem that was drooping down)


Height/Length- 2-3ft 


Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size-Trifoliate


Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts - Keel and wing petals were light pink/purple and the standard petal was white.  

Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds-mature ones not seen


Thanks and Regards,
Giby.


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Giby Kuriakose

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Oct 14, 2011, 9:57:00 AM10/14/11
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Sorry, it went without attachments please find attachments with this mail. 
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Vijayasankar

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Oct 14, 2011, 10:27:47 AM10/14/11
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Desmodium species, most probably D. multiflorum. http://www.efloras.org/object_page.aspx?object_id=116705&flora_id=2
 
Regards 
 
Vijayasankar Raman
National Center for Natural Products Research
University of Mississippi

Giby Kuriakose

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Oct 14, 2011, 10:44:09 AM10/14/11
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Thank you Vijay for the lead. 
Instead of D. multiflorum, would it be D. laxiflorum? (http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=200012103

I am sorry I didnt check whether the stamens were di/monadelphous! 

I went mad by running the key several times and I finally gave it up for another day then I thought I will try with you people. 


Thanks and Regards,
Giby

Neil Soares

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Oct 14, 2011, 1:49:49 PM10/14/11
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Hi,
 Agree with Dr. Giby. This could be Desmodium laxiflorum. Sending a few of my photographs.
                         With regards,
                           Neil Soares.

--- On Fri, 10/14/11, Giby Kuriakose <giby.ku...@gmail.com> wrote:
Desmodium laxiflorum, Asud 1.jpg
Desmodium laxiflorum, Asud 2.jpg

J.M. Garg

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Feb 17, 2012, 1:03:25 AM2/17/12
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Forwarding again for Id confirmation or otherwise please.

Some earlier relevant feedback:

“Desmodium species, most probably D. multiflorum. http://www.efloras.org/object_page.aspx?object_id=116705&flora_id=2 

Regards   
Vijayasankar Raman”

 

“Thank you Vijay for the lead.

Instead of D. multiflorum, would it be D. laxiflorum? (http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=200012103)

I am sorry I didnt check whether the stamens were di/monadelphous!

I went mad by running the key several times and I finally gave it up for another day then I thought I will try with you people.

Thanks and Regards,

Giby” 

“Agree with Dr. Giby. This could be Desmodium laxiflorum. Sending a few of my photographs.

                         With regards,

                           Neil Soares.”

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Giby Kuriakose

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Feb 17, 2012, 6:40:49 AM2/17/12
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Dear all,

The id of this plant has been confirmed as Desmodium laxiflorum DC. of Leguminosae. Again, Thanks to Vijay for the lead and Thanks to Neil ji for the confirmation. 


Regards
Giby
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