Ammania baccifera on FOI

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Gurcharan Singh

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Jul 15, 2011, 11:36:34 AM7/15/11
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While checking Flowers of India in connection with plant uploaded by Balkar ji, my own photographs uploaded from Morni hills, I realised that although the second photograph on FOI is clearly Ammania baccifera, the first plant may not be so. To me the first photograph by Dinesh ji looks to have clearly stalked flowers, the stem and leaves look different. It may after all be belonging to Rubiaceae, perhaps Oldenlandia corymbosa. Dinesh ji please check your records of these photographs and give your valuable comments.

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Dinesh Valke

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Jul 15, 2011, 12:09:12 PM7/15/11
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Gurcharan ji ... many thanks for validating and pointing the oddity. You must be correct too.
Agreed the first plant to show stalked flowers; but to me it does not look like Oldenlandia corymbosa ... will stand corrected if mistaking.

Here are views of both plants sighted at different instances :
Ammannia baccifera ... http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=Ammania+baccifera&w=91314344%40N00&s=rec
Oldenlandia corymbosa ... http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=Oldenlandia+corymbosa&w=91314344%40N00&s=rec

Will be very glad to have my misidentified plants corrected.

Regards.
Dinesh

Vijayasankar

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Jul 15, 2011, 12:42:51 PM7/15/11
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I (partially!) agree with both of your views.
The second image in FOI, tagged as Ammannia baccifera, could be A. octandra.
And Dinesh ji's link for A.baccifera contains pictures of a Borreria (=Spermacoce) species. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dinesh_valke/3976733272/lightbox/)
It doesn't look like Mitracarpus, and it is not Hedyotis for sure.
 
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Vijayasankar Raman
National Center for Natural Products Research
University of Mississippi

Gurcharan Singh

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Jul 15, 2011, 12:56:55 PM7/15/11
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Vijayasankar ji
This is very interesting. Here are my photographs of A. baccifera from Tikkar Tal Lake, Morni, Haryana. It looks very similar to second photograph. Could you kindly give the differences between A. baccifera and A. octandra, latter I suppose occurs in Western Ghats.


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Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/ 

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Vijayasankar

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Jul 15, 2011, 1:18:22 PM7/15/11
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Gurcharan ji, I meant the attached image in this link: http://www.flowersofindia.in/catalog/slides/Blistering%20Ammannia.html
Now I realize it is not A. octandra as the leaf base is not auriculate in the picture.
But as you said it is not A. baccifera owing to the stalked flowers.
Could it be A. verticillata? http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=5&taxon_id=250064525


 
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Vijayasankar Raman
National Center for Natural Products Research
University of Mississippi



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Dinesh Valke

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Jul 15, 2011, 2:47:01 PM7/15/11
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Many thanks Vijayasankar ji for pointing to the Borreria species ... will rectify my notes accordingly.

Gurcharan Singh

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Jul 15, 2011, 9:44:57 PM7/15/11
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Just for record, here is my (herbarium photograph) from Kashmir.


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Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/ 

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