... Adenanthera and Adhatoda

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Dinesh Valke

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Mar 15, 2011, 9:06:38 AM3/15/11
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Dear friends,

Does Adenanthera vasika exist ?
This name is found in quite a few ayurveda-related / trading web sites and is put as synonym of Adhatoda vasica (presently Justicia adhatoda).

Would it be some kind of error ?


Regards.
Dinesh

Gurcharan Singh

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Mar 15, 2011, 9:36:22 AM3/15/11
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Adenanthera vasika does not figure in Kew Plant List, IPNI or GRIN, and evidently not a published name. Adenathera is a genus of Fabaceae:Mimosoideae, and looks strange how the two are linked, except for if an illegitimate name if ever published. But then this should be mentioned in at least IPNI and Kew Plant List, which list all published names. But strangely there are so many sources on the net mentioning this name (as synonym of Adhatoda vasica), as mentioned by Dinesh ji.


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Dinesh Valke

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Mar 15, 2011, 10:20:01 AM3/15/11
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Gurcharan ji ... me too had the same doubt ... two distinct genera made synonymous must be a blunder somewhere, sometime ago ... later on, simply must have got copy-pasted in various instances.

Though this matter itself is irrelevant to many who visit those sites ... it gives a good idea of errors floating on the internet.

Regards.
Dinesh

Pankaj Kumar

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Mar 15, 2011, 10:26:51 AM3/15/11
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Seems to me like a result of one mistake being copied again and again
and again....
None of those sites are authentic which shows this plant name on
google and none of the authentic sites show this plant.
Pankaj

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Ushadi micromini

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Mar 16, 2011, 5:57:33 AM3/16/11
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This one example points to a glaring problem in Herbal medicine
field..
lack of true scholarship shown by the traders and their webmasters...
they just cut and paste... such discrepancy hopefully serves as a red
flag to the consumers!

I often wonder what can one do? If they are so careless with what
they
write, how careful can they be with what they put in their bottles?

Usha Desai MD



On Mar 15, 7:26 pm, Pankaj Kumar <sahanipan...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Seems to me like a result of one mistake being copied again and again
> and again....
> None of those sites are authentic which shows this plant name on
> google and none of the authentic sites show this plant.
> Pankaj
>
>
>
> On Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 7:50 PM, Dinesh Valke <dinesh.va...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Gurcharan ji ... me too had the same doubt ... two distinct genera made
> > synonymous must be a blunder somewhere, sometime ago ... later on, simply
> > must have got copy-pasted in various instances.
>
> > Though this matter itself is irrelevant to many who visit those sites ... it
> > gives a good idea of errors floating on the internet.
>
> > Regards.
> > Dinesh
>
> > On Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 7:06 PM, Gurcharan Singh <singh...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> >> Adenanthera vasika does not figure in Kew Plant List, IPNI or GRIN, and
> >> evidently not a published name. Adenathera is a genus of
> >> Fabaceae:Mimosoideae, and looks strange how the two are linked, except for
> >> if an illegitimate name if ever published. But then this should be mentioned
> >> in at least IPNI and Kew Plant List, which list all published names. But
> >> strangely there are so many sources on the net mentioning this name (as
> >> synonym of Adhatoda vasica), as mentioned by Dinesh ji.
>
> >> --
> >> Dr. Gurcharan Singh
> >> Retired  Associate Professor
> >> SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
> >> Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
> >> Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
> >>http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/
>
> >> On Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 6:36 PM, Dinesh Valke <dinesh.va...@gmail.com>
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