Flora Picture of the Year 2012 - SK

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surajit koley

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Jan 15, 2013, 12:35:11 PM1/15/13
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Dear All,

Never did i think of delving inside the unfathomable mystery of plant taxonomy. Since my childhood i hated books and relieved a deep sigh when i found myself engaged to a NAUKRI ! Thanks God, no more reading!

My initial days in eFI were very nice, just upload photographs and obtain ID of plants; very simple. Raju Sir changed it all. No sooner i met him in the Botanical Garden we became family and i started moulting, moulting into a student life, for one more time, with obedience.

Well, it was the 17th July, 2012 and Raju Sir drew my notice to this beautiful plant, a Leea sp., inside the Botanical Garden, Shibpore, Howrah. I can't express my amazement when Raju Sir himself cleared a few weeds so that i could be able to take photographs without any obstruction before me.

Thank you,

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surajit
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Balkar Singh

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Jan 15, 2013, 12:38:42 PM1/15/13
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Nice Shot Surajit Ji

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surajit koley

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Jan 15, 2013, 12:40:41 PM1/15/13
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Thank you Sir, i am adding one more, for ID.

Regards,

surajit
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Dr Pankaj Kumar

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Jan 15, 2013, 7:59:58 PM1/15/13
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I always believed that the value of Howrah Botanic Garden is actually underestimated. Its a place of great resource of living as well as voucher specimens.
Hope it lasts long.
Thanks for sharing this pic. I thought there is only one species in lower plains of India. But if you got this from Sibpur then probably it may not be the local one.as many plants came to the garden from other parts of India and abroad. I thinkt his is Leea macrophylla.
Pankaj

Ritesh Kumar Choudhary

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Jan 15, 2013, 8:06:43 PM1/15/13
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Beautiful shot! Thanks for sharing Surajit jee....Would like to quote a famous TV advt.....'An idea can change your life'. :-)

 
Wonder if it can be Leea rubra Blume ex Spreng (Vitaceae). Our W. Ghat Expert friends may confirm.

Have a nice day!

Regards,
Ritesh. 

surajit koley

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Jan 15, 2013, 8:58:54 PM1/15/13
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Good morning Pankaj Ji

Thank you very much for the ID, i tried once and gave up.

Regards,

surajit


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surajit koley

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Jan 15, 2013, 9:08:29 PM1/15/13
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Good morning Ritesh Ji,

Thank you very much for the probable ID. I tried last year and found the following info :-

Leea rubra
  1.  Leaf 2–4-pinnate, leaflet lamina ovate to ovate-oblong, apex acuminate, margin crenate to dentate, base rounded to cuneate, 3–10.5 cm by 2–4 cm, lamina chartaceous, minutely hairy along veins; rachis red ...... = http://floraofsingapore.wordpress.com/2010/07/29/leea-rubra/ ..... source = http://floraofsingapore.wordpress.com/category/class-magnoliopsida/superorder-rosanae/order-vitale/family-vitaceae/
  2. pictures = http://www.natureloveyou.sg/Leea%20rubra/Main.html
  3. another pic = http://www.flickr.com/photos/phuonglovejesus2782010/5883039313/
  4. syn. = http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/tro-34000006
  5. no L. rubra in Flora of China = http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=117843#KEY-1-2
A close competitor = Leea guineensis -

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Ritesh Kumar Choudhary

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Jan 15, 2013, 11:18:50 PM1/15/13
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Thanks for the links Surajit ji,

Difference between these two species lies in the stipule characters. Here is a key from Fl. Malesiana (Ser. I Vol 7):

1. Stipule a narrower wing, somewhat persistent, scar long and thin.......Leea rubra
1. Stipule obovate, caducous, leaving a broad scar..............................Leea guineensis

Looking forward to see the stipule photographs from your good-self.

Best regards,
Ritesh. 

J.M. Garg

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Jan 16, 2013, 12:46:11 AM1/16/13
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Thanks, Surajit ji.
You have become a source of encouragement to many of us now.

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Prasad Dash

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Jan 16, 2013, 5:12:53 AM1/16/13
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Lovely shot and nice story. I found Surajit Ji one as one meticulous taxonomist (Teacher) who provides key and minute details of each plant he came across and follows that from its flowering to fruiting. To me he is one of the fastest learner. No doubt he is a resource rich person in the group and the way he is exploring flora of Bengal, i am sure we will cover the Eastern Indian flora in the long run. Best of luck Surajit Ji.

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surajit koley

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Jan 16, 2013, 11:02:11 AM1/16/13
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Thank you very much Ritesh Ji, for the keys.
I will have to visit this plant again, presently i do not have any photo of the stipules or scar mark. Meanwhile, attaching rest of the photographs i have in my hard disk.

Regards,

surajit


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surajit koley

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Jan 16, 2013, 11:12:05 AM1/16/13
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Thank you very much Sir, our group has an excellent capability to mould a commoner.

Regards,

surajit


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surajit koley

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Jan 16, 2013, 11:22:02 AM1/16/13
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Thank you very much Prasad Ji.

Now, i will have to work much harder so as to retain the faith Prasad Sir, on behalf of eFI, bestowed upon me.

Regards,

surajit

Bhagyashri

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Jan 17, 2013, 8:50:13 AM1/17/13
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very beautiful capture Surajit ji Thanks for sharing
Regards
Bhagyashri

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surajit koley

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Jan 17, 2013, 11:45:42 AM1/17/13
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Thank you very much Madam, the inflorescence looked fantastic.

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surajit

Satish Phadke

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Jan 17, 2013, 12:03:28 PM1/17/13
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Surajit ji
I have added your story with the picture at Flora Picture 2012.
Thanks
Dr Satish Phadke


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surajit koley

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Jan 17, 2013, 1:01:48 PM1/17/13
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Thank you very much Satish Sir.

Regards,

surajit

D.S Rawat

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Jan 19, 2013, 10:40:18 AM1/19/13
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Very fine pictures.
DSRawat Pantnagar

surajit koley

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Jan 19, 2013, 11:59:12 AM1/19/13
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Thank you very much Sir.

Regards,

surajit


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Dinesh Valke

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Jan 20, 2013, 12:36:37 AM1/20/13
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Nice picture, Surajit ji.
Many thanks for sharing it as flora pic ... am yet to see red-flowered Leea.
Regards.
Dinesh


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surajit koley

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Jan 20, 2013, 10:02:43 AM1/20/13
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Thank you very much Dinesh Ji, it was my first acquaintance to this genus of vitaceae (leeaceae).

Regards,

surajit

surajit koley

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Aug 23, 2014, 1:51:12 PM8/23/14
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Photographed today, the same Leea in the garden.

Regards

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Nidhan Singh

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Aug 23, 2014, 9:24:37 PM8/23/14
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Thanks Surajit Ji for revisiting the thread and digging out beautiful narration of your personal experience..I would like to tell you that I have got almost similar Leea from Siliguri area, will share soon for id..


On Sat, Aug 23, 2014 at 11:20 PM, surajit koley <surajitno...@gmail.com> wrote:
Photographed today, the same Leea in the garden.

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surajit koley

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Aug 23, 2014, 10:06:30 PM8/23/14
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Thank you Sir, will be looking forward to your upload.

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J.M. Garg

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Jul 15, 2017, 4:09:18 AM7/15/17
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I think closer to images at Leea guineense G.Don

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J.M. Garg

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May 16, 2021, 3:49:19 AMMay 16
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As per 08-05-2021 : S-KOLEY : Leea diversity in India from Surajit ji:
"My first regret is that I couldn't keep Ritesh ji's word, requesting to photograph the stipule of the species in my thread - https://groups.google.com/g/indiantreepix/c/dUGQK7Tsd_k/m/C_BAQsLTRLMJ 
My second regret is that I deleted all original photographs, recorded after mid-2014,, from my computer, without taking backup.

However, I think the Leea in BSI might be L. rubra, because -
  • flowers are not exactly like some other posts, here inside of the petals are red - 
  • less exserted (?) staminodial tube
  • oblong (?) stipule (somewhat similar stipule can also happen in L. guineensis 
Thank you."

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