PLANT FOR ID 161 SMP NOV 2009

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Satish Phadke

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Nov 11, 2009, 8:29:20 AM11/11/09
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A climber from Mahabaleshwar(Western ghats Maharashtra).
Characteristic pattern of leaves : 2 pairs right angle to each other from one node.
Each leaf with 5 nerves uniting again at apex of the leaf.
Flowers small < 1cm five sepals.....
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Prashant awale

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Nov 11, 2009, 8:33:43 AM11/11/09
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Dear satish ji,

Looks like Rubia cordifolia   ( Rubiaceae family).
Here is the link from FOI
http://www.flowersofindia.net/extrapics/Indian%20Madder-1.jpg

Thanks & best wishes
Prashant

Gurcharan Singh

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Nov 11, 2009, 8:40:00 AM11/11/09
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Rubia cordifolia unless some other species occurs in Western Ghats.
 


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Satish Phadke

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Nov 11, 2009, 9:43:27 AM11/11/09
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Thanks all
Rubia cordifolia
A Rubiaceae family member.
Characteristically showing Opposite leaves. The leaves are in whorls of 4, ovate acute,base cordate(Hence the name)
Flowers in terminal trichotomously branched panicles. Bracts leafy; sepals five small, stamens 5;styles 2, stigma globose. Fruits 4-6 mm globose shining black.(Earlier observed in probably Sushmita ji's post)
Satish

2009/11/11 Satish Phadke <phadke...@gmail.com>

Aparna Watve

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Nov 11, 2009, 10:46:55 AM11/11/09
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The leaf has got a very characteristic "touch" - because of hirsute
hair which are a bit recurved (i think). If you touch it, it sticks a
little bit to hand/cloth although it has no sticky secretions etc.
May be there is some technical term for this, but cant find it.
Aparna
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Gurcharan Singh

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Nov 11, 2009, 12:12:49 PM11/11/09
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Many species of Rubia and Galium have stems and often leaves covered with hooked hairs, that help in climbing.
 

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Swagat

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Nov 12, 2009, 12:26:13 AM11/12/09
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Dear all,
 
'Rubia cordifolia' is called 'Manjishtha' 'मंजिष्‍ठा' in Marathi.
 
Regards,
 
~Swagat
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2009/11/11 Satish Phadke <phadke...@gmail.com>


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Dr Santhosh Kumar

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Nov 20, 2009, 4:03:47 AM11/20/09
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Rubia cordifolia called Manchatti in Malayalam
 
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