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It could be Gymnema sylvestre locally called Madhunashini. Please check.
--- On Wed, 6/9/10, Satish Phadke <drsmp...@gmail.com> wrote:
Forwarding again for Id confirmation or otherwise please.
Some earlier relevant feedback:
“Bidaria khandalense(Santapau) Jagtap et Singh is an endemic to the region hence can be a good choice
“It could be Gymnema sylvestre locally called Madhunashini. Please check.
Mishra and Singh (2001) who worked on threatened plants of Maharashtra
report that it can be distinguished by broadly ovate and densely
puberulous leaves, orbicular calyx lobes and corolla puberulous on
both sides. However, I have seen both the plants and wild and do not
feel this character is strong enough to distinguish them. The winged
stem character is probably the best one and is very very obvious when
mature individuals are seen.
I do not see any specific distinguishing character in the photo by Dr.
Phadke. If you have any more photos, showing any of the distinguishing
characters we can discuss more on this. I am not aware of B.
khandalense reports in Amboli, but it certainly is present in
Khandala, Junnar, Karjat and Koyna forest areas.
However, the chances of the photo belonging to Gymnema sylvestre are
high as it is a much more common and variable plant.
Dr. Aparna Watve
Dr. Aparna Watve
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