Wild Flower for ID-150710-RK

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ranjini kamath

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Jul 15, 2010, 2:05:49 AM7/15/10
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Request ID of this plant:
Date/Time - 27-06-10/9.50am
Location - Bangalore outskirts.
Habitat - Wild.
Plant Habit - Large Shrub.
Ht. - 6-7'.
Thanks.
Regards
Ranjini Kamath
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nivi tha

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Jul 16, 2010, 9:02:50 AM7/16/10
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plz check with Pterolobium hexapetalum
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Selvalakshmi S.
Project Assistant,
Center for Ecological Sciences,
Indian Institute of Science,
Bangalore,
Karnataka.

Gurcharan Singh

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Aug 27, 2010, 11:50:31 PM8/27/10
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Resurfacing again for ID confirmation

Earlier feedback

Nivi Tha.........................................................plz check with Pterolobium hexapetalum


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Vijayasankar

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Aug 28, 2010, 12:06:14 AM8/28/10
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I agree with Nivi Tha ji's id.
 
The plant is known as 'Traveller's Terror' as it gives a very 'tough time' to the explorers in the forest, espl scrub jungles where it forms impenetrable thickets. As the hooked prickles face different directions you are sure to get caught by the copiously prickled arching branches that ultimately damage your clothe and hurt the skin. However, the flowers are fragrant, a source of honey; and the winged fruits are attractive. I think it is endemic to peninsular India.
 
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Vijayasankar


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