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Padmanabhan Geetha

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Feb 6, 2009, 12:02:09 AM2/6/09
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Dear Friends
2 Plants posted here were photographed at Tiwai Hill, near Chas-kaman dam. Request id please

thanks and best wishes
geetha
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Neil Soares

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Feb 7, 2009, 2:29:57 AM2/7/09
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Hi Geetha,
    Think these are the only flowers left to be identified. They are:
   1. Trachyspermum matthewii [ T. roxburghianum, Pimpinella laterifolia].
& 2.Echinops echinatus.
  By the way- where are the Tiwai hills located?
                          With regards,
                            Neil Soares.

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J.M. Garg

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Feb 7, 2009, 7:45:59 AM2/7/09
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Hi, Geetha ji,
Where is Tiwai Hill- I mean which state?
2nd one looks like Echinops echinatus (Kate-chendu). See from Indiantreepix Database:
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Padmanabhan Geetha

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Feb 7, 2009, 8:46:03 AM2/7/09
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Dear Garg ji
Tiwai Hill is near Chas kaman dam, Khed dist Pune. You have to go up  the hill after the village gundalwadi. There is a  school called Sahyadri School run by the Krishnamurti Foundation of India up on this hill. thank you for the id
best wishes
geetha

J.M. Garg

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Feb 7, 2009, 9:40:08 PM2/7/09
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Here is an earlier reply in a separate mail (connecting here for proper linking):
"Hi Geetha,
    Think these are the only flowers left to be identified. They are:
   1. Trachyspermum matthewii [ T. roxburghianum, Pimpinella laterifolia].
& 2.Echinops echinatus.
  By the way- where are the Tiwai hills located?
                          With regards,
                            Neil Soares."

Some interesting aspects about Trachyspermum roxburghianum (Radhuni) from Wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radhuni

Seeds of Trachyspermum roxburghianum (also known as Carum roxburghianum) is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae. Its seeds, which are related to the spice ajwain, are often used in Indian cuisine. It is grown extensively in the South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Indonesia.

Radhuni is also known as wild celery in English or ajmod in Urdu and Hindi. It is a very strong spice, with a characteristic smell similar to parsley. A couple of pinches can easily overpower a curry. In Bengali cuisine the seeds are used whole, quickly fried in very hot oil until they crackle. They are part of a local panch phoron (Bengali five spice) mixture, where they replace the more commonly used mustard seed; the other ingredients are cumin seed, fenugreek seed, fennel seed, and kalonji (often wrongly called "wild onion seed," and known locally (though erroneously) as "black cumin seed" Nigella sativa; see also Bunium persicum). In other places, a common use is in pickles or spice mixtures.

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