Herb for id 231210MK1

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Muthu Karthick

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Dec 23, 2010, 5:40:25 AM12/23/10
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Dear all,
Please help to id this herb under a rotting wood found at Bryants park, Kodaikanal.

Date/Time- 

06-11-2010 / 1:00 PM

Location- Place, Altitude, GP

ca.2100asl; Kodaikanal, TN

Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- 

as a weed;

Plant Habit-

herb

Height/Length- 

ca. 15cm

Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- 

2.5 x 1.5 cm

Inflorescence Type/ Size- 

terminal; 

Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- 

pinkish

Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- 


Other Information like Fragrance, Pollinator, Uses etc.- 



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Gurcharan Singh

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Dec 23, 2010, 12:02:10 PM12/23/10
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Persicaria nepalensis, I suppose


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Pankaj Kumar

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Dec 23, 2010, 12:05:16 PM12/23/10
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I thought that, but in Kodaikanal I got skeptic?
Pankaj
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Ritesh Choudhary

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Dec 23, 2010, 9:26:45 PM12/23/10
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Yes! Persicaria nepalensis (Meisn.) H. Gross from me too.

Regards,
Ritesh.

Mayur Nandikar

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Dec 24, 2010, 12:17:13 AM12/24/10
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Yes this is very close to Persicaria nepalensis (Meisn.)
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Muthu Karthick

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Dec 24, 2010, 1:31:32 AM12/24/10
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Thank you all for th id.
Yes Pankajji, this herb has been reported from Nilgiris, Kodaikanal and also in Yercaud. I think this is a native of Himalayas.

Pankaj Kumar

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Dec 24, 2010, 1:46:25 PM12/24/10
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Thanks Muthu for the information.
Dr. Ritesh is Polygonaceae expert here, so if he says yes then it has
to be yes......
Regards
Pankaj

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