NATURALIZED :: Asclepiadaceae ~ Apocynaceae (oleander or dogbane family) » Asclepias curassavica

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Dinesh Valke

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Nov 1, 2010, 2:32:48 PM11/1/10
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Asclepiadaceae (milkweed family) -- now included into Apocynaceae (oleander or dogbane family) » Asclepias curassavica


ass-KLE-pee-us -- named for <i>Asklepios</i>, the god of healing in Greek mythology
ku-ra-SAV-ik-uh -- of or from Curacao


commonly known as: bloodflower, false ipecac, Indian root, scarlet milkweed, silkweed • Hindi: काकाटुन्डी kakatundi, kaura dodi • Kuki: langthlei • Manipuri: ক্ৰিশ্নচূৰা krishnachura • Marathi: पिवळा चित्रक pivla chitrak,  हळद कुंकूं halad kunku


Native to: South America


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Gurcharan Singh

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Nov 1, 2010, 2:42:53 PM11/1/10
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Really attractive flowers, Dinesh ji


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Pankaj Kumar

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Nov 1, 2010, 2:48:34 PM11/1/10
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curassavica is pertaining to its association with areas near Caribbean Sea.
Pankaj

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Nov 1, 2010, 2:48:40 PM11/1/10
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All masters,
Not sure whether Have I missed any mail, but at the end of the day have not understood why the family is called as Dogbane?
Madhuri

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From: Gurcharan Singh <sing...@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Nov 2010 11:42:53 -0700
To: Dinesh Valke<dinesh...@gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: [efloraofindia:52943] NATURALIZED :: Asclepiadac eae ~ Apocynaceae (oleander or dogbane family) » Asclepias curassavica

Pankaj Kumar

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Nov 1, 2010, 2:57:45 PM11/1/10
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The name of family Apocynaceae is based on a genus Apocynum L.
Apocynum is derived from the Greek: 'apo' means "away from"; "cyno'
means dog, attributed to its toxicity due to a compound called
CYMARIN. It was used to keep dogs away or as dog poison in ancient
times.

Pankaj

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Nov 1, 2010, 3:03:23 PM11/1/10
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Wow!
Thanks Pankaj ji.
You all are really doing a great job of explaing patiently all quarries even after midnight.
It was a great day.
Thanks to everyone.
Madhuri
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Pankaj Kumar

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Nov 1, 2010, 3:10:11 PM11/1/10
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You are always welcome mam. May be my english is not so good and I am
very straight forward so please dont mind if my language looks rude at
times. Its just may way of expressing may be :P...
Regards
Pankaj

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Nov 1, 2010, 3:21:11 PM11/1/10
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I never felt so. All of you love your subject so much, and are ready to spend all your time for others to take interest in the subject, that sometimes I wonder from where you all get the strenghth, time, energy!
English anyway is not our language. Still we indians are better in english than people of other country.
Being open is always good.
So pl don't say sorry for the things you have not done.
Thanks for the quick responce. 6 more days to go with this family.

Pankaj Kumar

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Nov 1, 2010, 3:38:31 PM11/1/10
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Thanks for supporting words.

Yeah in 6 days members are going to finish Apocynaceae of India I assume!!!:))

Regards
Pankaj

Satish Phadke

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Nov 2, 2010, 3:09:47 AM11/2/10
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Thanks Pankaj ji
You are telling many many wonderful interesting things to the group.
Once people understand the true inner nature of a person minor things don't bother at all.
Keep spreading your knowledge like always.
Dr Phadke

mani nair

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Nov 2, 2010, 3:12:58 AM11/2/10
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Dinesh ji, Beauitufl flowers.  This is the host plant of Plain tiger and Striped tiger butterflies.   The flowers are also attracted by many butterflies for the nectar.

Regards,

Mani.

Pankaj Kumar

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Nov 2, 2010, 9:01:30 AM11/2/10
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Thanks a lot Sathish sir for all your good words.....
Pankaj


On Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 12:39 PM, Satish Phadke <drsmp...@gmail.com> wrote:

Pankaj Kumar

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Nov 2, 2010, 9:38:11 AM11/2/10
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Yes sir, I take my words back..... there are too many plants, and we
are likely to miss many .... unfortunately....
Pankaj


On Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 7:07 PM, Balkar Arya <balka...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Pankaj ji not going to finish but going to see maximum members of
> Apocynaceae
>
> --
> Regards
>
> Dr Balkar Singh
> Head, Deptt. of Botany and Biotechnology
> Arya P G College, Panipat
> Haryana-132103
> 09416262964

Balkar Arya

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Nov 2, 2010, 9:37:08 AM11/2/10
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Satish Phadke

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Nov 2, 2010, 10:53:20 AM11/2/10
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Here are my flowers with full yellow colour...........
Dr Phadke
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Pankaj Kumar

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Nov 2, 2010, 10:59:13 AM11/2/10
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Beautiful flowers. Are they wild ones?
Pankaj

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Satish Phadke

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Nov 2, 2010, 11:00:40 AM11/2/10
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The yellow ones are planted in a college campus Pune.

tanay bose

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Nov 2, 2010, 2:40:44 PM11/2/10
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I have never seen the yellow ones but haver seen the red and yellow ones
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