Commelina ? from Hooghly 22/7/12 SK

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surajit koley

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Jul 21, 2012, 10:24:21 PM7/21/12
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Madam / Sir,

Is this a Commelina paludosa ?

Species : UNKNOWN
Habit & Habitat : roadside herb, also on old wall, about 1.5 feet high, leaves about 15cm, bend upwards in bright light
Date : 13/6/12, 11/7/12
Place : Garalgacha (Hooghly)

Thank you & Regards,

Surajit Koley

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Jul 29, 2012, 2:57:12 AM7/29/12
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surajit koley

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Jul 29, 2012, 4:08:04 AM7/29/12
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Thank you Garg Sir for taking care of this plant too.

Regards,

surajit

surajit koley

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Jul 29, 2012, 11:41:33 AM7/29/12
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Sir / Madam,

The plant in this thread is -
  • more than 2 feet tall, not 1.5 feet as i have stated earlier, stem erect, suberect, branched
  • leaves 10-15 cm x 3.5 cm
Commelina species available in the FoP & FoC are -
  1. Commelina albescens Hassk. = leaves much smaller = http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=5&taxon_id=250064589 = REJECTED ?
  2. Commelina subulate Roth. = leaves much narrower = http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=5&taxon_id=250064593 = REJECTED
  3. Commelina auriculata Blume, Enum. Pl. Javae = leaves smaller = http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=240001172 = REJECTED ?
  4. Commelina diffusa N. L. Burman = leaves smaller = http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=222000040 = REJECTED ?
  5. Commelina communis Linnaeus, = leaves smaller = http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=200027375 = REJECTED ?
  6. Commelina benghalensis Linn. - leaves smaller = http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=5&taxon_id=222000036 and = http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=222000036 = REJECTED ?
  7. Commelina maculata Edgeworth = "....  Commelina maculata is very similar to C. paludosa from which it differs in having stems creeping proximally, numerous branched, slender, rooting at nodes; leaves smaller, 4--10 × 1.5--2.5 cm; and involucral bracts fewer and smaller, often only 2 or 3 forming heads..." = http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=240001173 = REJECTED ?
  8. Commelina undulata R. Brown, Prodr. 270. 1810. = leaves smaller = http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=240001175 = REJECTED ?
  9. Commelina suffruticosa Blume = leaves slighly smaller = "....  Only one Chinese specimen was seen by the present authors." = http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=240001174 = REJECTED ?
  10.  Commelina paludosa Blume, Enum. Pl. Javae. 1: 2. 1827. = http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=5&taxon_id=200027376 and = http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=200027376
  11. an illustration = http://www.efloras.org/object_page.aspx?object_id=60409&flora_id=2
Attaching some more images, recorded on the 23rd & 26th, this month.

Please, at least confirm this is a Commelina species.

Thank you & Regards,

Surajit Koley


On Sun, Jul 29, 2012 at 12:27 PM, jmgarg1 <jmg...@gmail.com> wrote:
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manudev madhavan

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Jul 30, 2012, 12:03:01 AM7/30/12
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This plant seems to be Commelina paludosa

surajit koley

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Jul 30, 2012, 1:19:05 PM7/30/12
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Thank you very much, Manudev Ji, for the probable ID of this species.

Regards,

surajit

surajit koley

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Jul 31, 2012, 1:45:08 PM7/31/12
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Sir,

Thank you very much for the ID of this plant.

Regards,

Surajit Koley



On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 11:12 AM, Ramchandra D.Gore <ramd...@gmail.com> wrote:

This is Commelina paludosa Blume

surajit koley

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Nov 25, 2012, 9:34:34 AM11/25/12
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Sir,

Attaching a new set from the same population at the same place, this time the flowers are fresh.

Thank you & Regards,

surajit
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Mayur Nandikar

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Nov 27, 2012, 3:16:29 AM11/27/12
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Yes It is Commelina paludosa.
Nice caption and thank you for sharing ......

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surajit koley

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Nov 27, 2012, 8:14:10 AM11/27/12
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Good evening Mayur Ji

Thank you very much for confirming the ID.

Regards,

surajit

Mayur Nandikar

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Nov 29, 2012, 11:26:40 PM11/29/12
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surajit koley

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Nov 30, 2012, 11:34:02 AM11/30/12
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Thank you very much Mayur Ji, i have had arguments many a time with my friends for this.

Regards,

surajit
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