Mimosaceae for id 230210MK3

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Muthu Karthick

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Feb 23, 2010, 10:33:50 AM2/23/10
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Date/Time- 20 Feb 2010 4:30pm

Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Combatore Dist. ca. 450msl

Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- garden

Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Shrub

Height/Length- up to 2m

Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size-  ca.10 - 15cm length

Inflorescence Type/ Size- Head (2- 2.5cm across)

Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- white

Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- pods

Other Information like Fragrance, Pollinator, Uses etc.- no fragrance


This shrub is found all over Tamil Nadu. Mostly as weeds over wastelands and near garbage dumps.
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Muthu Karthick, N
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Care Earth Trust
Chennai - 61
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shrikant ingalhalikar

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Feb 23, 2010, 11:14:45 AM2/23/10
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Thanks Muthuji for an elaborate post. This is Desmanthus virgatus, a
fodder plant belonging to tropical America, an exotic allover India.
Regards, Shrikant

On Feb 23, 8:33 pm, Muthu Karthick <nmk....@gmail.com> wrote:
> *Date/Time- *20 Feb 2010 4:30pm
>
> *Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- *Combatore Dist. ca. 450msl
>
> *Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- *garden
>
> *Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- *Shrub
>
> *Height/Length- *up to 2m*
> *
>
> *Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- * ca.10 - 15cm length
>
> *Inflorescence Type/ Size- *Head (2- 2.5cm across)
>
> *Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- *white
>
> *Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- pods
> *
>
> *Other Information like Fragrance, Pollinator, Uses etc.- *no fragrance


>
> This shrub is found all over Tamil Nadu. Mostly as weeds over wastelands and
> near garbage dumps.
> --
> Muthu Karthick, N
> Junior Research Fellow
> Care Earth Trust
> Chennai - 61www.careearthtrust.org
>

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Muthu Karthick

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Feb 27, 2010, 5:59:23 AM2/27/10
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Thank you much for the id, sir.


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Muthu Karthick

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Feb 27, 2010, 7:26:42 AM2/27/10
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Desmanthus virgatus Willd.  is called 'Vaelimasaal' in Tamil.
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