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Ravi Vaidyanathan

Dec 31, 2009, 1:38:26 AM12/31/09
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Dear All

This shrub is called the "Daatpadi" in the local marathi lingo.. would
love to get the scientific name

The speciality of this shrub is that it has alkaloids which loosen the
gums when applied on it and makes extraction of the tooth almost

We had an incident some years back when some trekkers inadvertently
used the stick of this plant to stir their morning tea and found their
teeth falling off after a couple of hours !!

This were captured on the way to Ghanchakkar which is a hillock near
the Ratangad fort overlookin the Bhandardara fort

There were quite many of these shrubs dotting the way right upto the top





Dec 31, 2009, 2:16:25 AM12/31/09
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Try Gnidia glauca or Gnidia eriocephala. (Thymeleaceae)

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Prashant awale

Dec 31, 2009, 2:21:44 AM12/31/09
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Dear Ravi,
This is Gnidia glauca. (family: Thymeleaceae).
Locally also called as Rametha.
Have alook at following link.


Thanks & best wishes

mani nair

Dec 31, 2009, 3:58:16 AM12/31/09
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