Flueggea leucopyrus

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Satish Phadke

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Jul 16, 2011, 9:16:53 AM7/16/11
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Flueggea leucopyrus Syn. Securinega leucopyrus.
Family : Phyllanthaceae...Earlier Euphorbiaceae.
This shrub is very common on Vetal tekdi and surrounding areas Pune.
Many a times white fruits are observed but flowers are elusive.
Yesterday I found many shrubs in the area with profuse flowering.
Most of the flowers visible in my picture appear to be male flowers.
In earlier thread in Dinesh ji's pictures few female flowers can be observed.
Dr Phadke Satish
Securinega leucopyrus5.jpg
Securinega leucopyrus3.jpg
Securinega leucopyrus4.jpg

Balkar Arya

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Aug 30, 2011, 8:55:31 PM8/30/11
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I am attaching my pics of Flueggea leucopyrus
Shot from Madlouda Panipat wher this plant was growing wild in roadside area. With height of about 7-8 feet it was a spreading shrub.
Pls validate
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Regards

Dr Balkar Singh
Head, Deptt. of Botany and Biotechnology
Arya P G College, Panipat
Haryana-132103
09416262964
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Satish Phadke

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Aug 31, 2011, 3:08:15 AM8/31/11
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Are you sure it is the same species. The flowers look quite different.
On second thought it seems that the flowers in my pictures are mostly male while in yours mostly female showing the stigmas and the ovaries below them. Please share your thoughts.
Dr Phadke

Neil Soares

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Aug 31, 2011, 4:07:18 AM8/31/11
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Hi,
 Dr.Balkar's shrub definitely looks like Securinega leucopyrus [Fluggea leucopyrus], but if what Dr.Satish postulates is right, then his [female] flowers are much smaller than mine [photograph 3].
   Sending a few of my photographs.
                       With regards,
                         Neil Soares.

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Securinega leucopyrus,Pandharphal flowering & fruiting 1.jpg
Securinega leucopyrus,Pandharphal flowering & fruiting 2.jpg
Securinega leucopyrus,Pandharphal flowering & fruiting 3.jpg
Securinega leucopyrus,Pandharphal fruiting 1.jpg
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Dinesh Valke

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Aug 31, 2011, 4:17:49 AM8/31/11
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... being dioecious shrub, thus separate: male and female plants.
Satish ji's photo shows male plant ... Balkar ji's and Neil ji's, female plants.
Please correct me if wrong.
Regards.
Dinesh

Neil Soares

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Aug 31, 2011, 6:25:19 AM8/31/11
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Hi Dinesh,
  There seems to be some ambiguity here. What I meant was.... if Dr.Balkar's and mine are both female flowers then there seems to be a major size difference between the two.
                  Regards,
                    Neil.

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Dinesh Valke

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Aug 31, 2011, 6:56:57 AM8/31/11
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... oh yes Neil ji ... my misinterpretation.

Checking for a close species Flueggia virosa may help. (F. virosa available in the group's archive)
Regards.
Dinesh

Balkar Arya

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Aug 31, 2011, 11:13:41 AM8/31/11
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after observing leaf size i also concluded that mine plant is F. virosa. size of leaves varies from 2.5 to 7 CM
whereas in F eucopyrus it is less than 2.5. leaf size in my plant's case is about 7 cm. In F leucopyrus branchlets ending in spines

H S

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Sep 1, 2011, 7:24:02 AM9/1/11
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i think Flueggea obovata
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 - H.S.

A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - a mere heart of stone

Balkar Arya

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Sep 1, 2011, 11:14:40 AM9/1/11
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Yes HS Ji
it is synonym of 

Flueggea virosa (Roxb. ex Willd.) Royle is an accepted name

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