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Rakesh

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Jan 28, 2011, 2:59:40 AM1/28/11
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The seeds are of a creeper which has nearly dried. The green leaves are of the host plant.
Picture taken in Asansol (W.B.) dated 26/01/2011.
 
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prasad dash

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Jan 28, 2011, 4:22:00 AM1/28/11
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Dear Rakeshji, i think this is Abrus precatorius

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Nidhan Singh

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Jan 28, 2011, 5:45:41 AM1/28/11
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Hi,
Cannot say anything about the host plant, but the pods and seeds
surely belong to Abrus precatorius.
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Gurcharan Singh

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Jan 28, 2011, 6:24:27 AM1/28/11
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Nidhan ji and Prasad ji

Both of you are on spot.



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tanay bose

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Jan 28, 2011, 8:00:01 AM1/28/11
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 Abrus precatorius highly poisonous 
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Pankaj Kumar

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Jan 29, 2011, 12:08:27 PM1/29/11
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There is a difference between CREEPER and a CLIMBER.
This is for sure a climber, because Creepers cant climb!!!
This should be Abrus precatorius and the leaves here dont belong to the plant.
Pankaj

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devendra

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Jan 29, 2011, 8:31:41 PM1/29/11
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Abrus precatorius Linn : (Local name–Chirmi, Family–Fabaceae).
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