Grass-1: Pommereulla cornucopiae

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Vijayasankar

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07-Dec-2010, 3:22:44 pm07/12/10
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Dear all,
 
In next few mails, i will be sharing some of the grasses collected from Tiruvannamalai district, Tamil Nadu. These are scanned herbarium specimens [interest to take pictures of grassess came to me very recently only, sorry for that :(  ]
housed at the herbarium of FRLHT, Bangalore (acronym FRLH). Most of these were identified by my supervisors Dr. P. Ravichandran, and Dr. K. Ravikumar.
 
This one, Pommereulla cornucopiae, is said to be one of the rare species, recorded only from S.India and Sri Lanka.
Regards
 
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Vijayasankar Raman, Ph.D.
Post Doctoral Research Associate
National Center for Natural Products Research
Thad Cochran Research Center
University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS 38677
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Gurcharan Singh

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07-Dec-2010, 3:27:35 pm07/12/10
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Vijayasankar ji
Thanks for sharing this rare grass,

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tanay bose

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07-Dec-2010, 3:35:54 pm07/12/10
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Thanks for sharing
tanay
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Pankaj Kumar

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07-Dec-2010, 4:29:42 pm07/12/10
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Pommereulla cornucopiae L.f. Nov. Gram. 31. 1779.

Type: Lectotype - LINN 74.1 Pommereulla cornucopiae (Herb Linn)

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Pankaj

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Pankaj Kumar Ph.D. (Orchidaceae)
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Greater Kailash Sacred Landscape Project
Department of Habitat Ecology
Wildlife Institute of India
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ICON PLANTS OF COROMANDEL.jpg

Vijayasankar

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07-Dec-2010, 4:32:26 pm07/12/10
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Thank you very much Pankaj. I am thrilled to see the Types of this species in particular.
 
Regards
 
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Vijayasankar Raman, Ph.D.
Post Doctoral Research Associate
National Center for Natural Products Research
Thad Cochran Research Center
University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS 38677
Phone: +1 662 915 1018



Pankaj Kumar

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07-Dec-2010, 4:48:44 pm07/12/10
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Thanks a lot Vijay,
You know what thrills me more is the fact that you are showing me a
plant which was painted by someone in 18th century and collected by
some one in 17th century.... This taxonomy really feels so exciting to
me!!!

I am one of those lucky ones who has seen the original paintings in
Hortus Malabaricus and Plants of Coromandel. Those gold plated sides
of the book, and holding those books in hand is such a divine feeling,
I cant explain in words.
Regards
Pankaj

Vijayasankar

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07-Dec-2010, 4:59:28 pm07/12/10
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True, you know the value of these precious works of early scholars.
And yes, the feeling can not be explained in words, it has to be felt.
 
Regards
 
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Vijayasankar Raman, Ph.D.
Post Doctoral Research Associate
National Center for Natural Products Research
Thad Cochran Research Center
University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS 38677
Phone: +1 662 915 1018



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