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Anantanarayan Rajaram

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Apr 1, 2010, 2:55:32 AM4/1/10
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Request id please

Date/Time-  Dec.

Location- Place, Altitude, GPS-  Tiruvarur Temple, Tamil Nadu

Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Planted

Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Tree

Height/Length- ht.25 ft

Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- as shown

Inflorescence Type/ Size- as shown

Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts-as shown

Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- not present at this time

Other Information like Fragrance, Pollinator, Uses etc.-

Thanks very much

Rajaram




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tanay bose

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Apr 1, 2010, 8:09:23 AM4/1/10
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Dear Rajaraman Ji,
Can this plant be Kigelia africana commonly called the Sausage tree the flowers have closed so making a guess.
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Tanay

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Gurcharan Singh

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Apr 1, 2010, 8:23:07 AM4/1/10
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Tanay 
Somehow I am unsure about this being Kigelia africana. The flowers appear smaller in comparison to leaflets, leaflets appear thinner and larger and infl. does not appear to be typically hanging.

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tanay bose

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Apr 1, 2010, 9:23:00 AM4/1/10
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Dear Gurcharan Ji,
the same thing came to my mind but it couldn't get a look at the leaf morphology from the picture hence just looking at the flower which is closed when the photo was taken i made a guess. can you give me a better hint sir it will be kind of you..
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Tanay

Kenneth Greby

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Apr 1, 2010, 1:17:21 PM4/1/10
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This is some sort of Bignoniaceae, though not Kigelia, which has long, pendant inflorescences of brighter red flowers.

Regards--
Ken.



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J.M. Garg

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May 5, 2010, 1:31:20 AM5/5/10
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Forwarding again for Id assistance please.

Some earlier relevant feedback:

This is some sort of Bignoniaceae, though not Kigelia, which has long, pendant inflorescences of brighter red flowers.

Regards--
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“If it is Stereospermum chelonoides (lot of synonyms but not S. colais), then its an important medicinal plant, one of the 10 ingredients (roots) of 'dasamoola arishtam' a popular ayurvedic medicine.”

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J.M. Garg

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May 25, 2010, 4:42:10 AM5/25/10
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Forwarding again for Id assistance please.
Some earlier relevant feedback:
This is some sort of Bignoniaceae, though not Kigelia, which has long, pendant inflorescences of brighter red flowers.
Regards--
Ken.”
 
If it is Stereospermum chelonoides(lot of synonyms but not S. colais), then its an important medicinal plant, one of the 10 ingredients (roots) of 'dasamoola arishtam' a popular ayurvedic medicine.” Vijayasankar ji.

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Rashida Atthar

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May 26, 2010, 10:37:03 AM5/26/10
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Thanks to Mr Rajaram ji for posting this not so common Stereopermum species. Stereospermum species have always fascinated me.  I went through Dr. Almeida's flora and Brandis in detail. Brandis' Photograph also matches well with the posted pics as far as the colour of the flowers is concerned. Dr Almeida's flora, Vol III pg 456 mentions the earlier names as  Bignonia chelonoides Linn. f., Bignonia suaveolens Roxb., Tecoma suaveolens G. Don,  Heteropphragma suaveolens Dalz. &Gibs.

The leaves have the acuminate, pinnate looks like 3- 4 pairs matching the species the following is the flowers description from pg : 456 " Flowers sweetly fragrant, in large lax trichotomous viscidly hairy panicles. Calyx 9 mm long, campanulate, viscidly hairy; lobes 3-5, short, broad. Corolla 2.5 - 4 cm long, infundibuliform, dull purple, pubescent outside, bearded inside on the lower, glabrous on the upper side; limb oblique, 2 lipped; lobes rounded, crisped- crenate, the 3 lower lobes longer than the  2 upper. Filaments without a tuft of hair at the base. Capsules 0.3- 0.6 meter long and 2 cm broad, straight, cylindric, slightly ribbed, somewhat rough with elevated whitish specks, valves thick, hard."       

Therefore I agree with Dr. Vijayasankar ID as these pics being those of Stereospermum. chelonoides.

But however the syn of S. colais is not mentioned by Brandis nor By Dr. Almeida. S. colais is mentioned  as earliar synonyms with S. personatum and the variations. 

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Rashida.
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