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Dinesh Valke

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Jan 26, 2011, 12:27:15 AM1/26/11
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Dear friends,

Would like to know the derivation of the epithet hedysarifolia (in context of Clematis hedysarifolia).

Logically, it could mean "resembling leaves of Hedysarum"
Do leaves of Clematis hedysarifolia resemble the leaves of Hedysarum (belonging to Fabaceae) which has pinnate leaves ?

Is Hedysarium with an " i " a valid genus (or a name for any plant) ?

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Dinesh.

Dinesh Valke

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Jan 26, 2011, 12:44:26 AM1/26/11
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Dear friends,

Now, I see some of the Desmodium (syn Hedysarum) have trifoliate (pinnate) leaves.

Regards,
Dinesh

Pankaj Kumar

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Jan 26, 2011, 7:21:50 AM1/26/11
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I think you already got the answer!
Pankaj


On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 11:14 AM, Dinesh Valke <dinesh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear friends,
>
> Now, I see some of the Desmodium (syn Hedysarum) have trifoliate (pinnate)
> leaves.
>
> Regards,
> Dinesh
>
>
>
> On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 10:57 AM, Dinesh Valke <dinesh...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>>
>> Dear friends,
>>
>> Would like to know the derivation of the epithet hedysarifolia (in context
>> of Clematis hedysarifolia).
>>
>> Logically, it could mean "resembling leaves of Hedysarum"
>> Do leaves of Clematis hedysarifolia resemble the leaves of Hedysarum
>> (belonging to Fabaceae) which has pinnate leaves ?
>>
>> Is Hedysarium with an " i " a valid genus (or a name for any plant) ?
>>
>> Regards,
>> Dinesh.
>
>

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