Rubia sikkimensis from Arunachal Pradesh

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Ritesh Kumar Choudhary

May 29, 2010, 1:01:27 PM5/29/10
to Gurcharan Singh, efloraofindia
Dear Gurucharanji and all,
Pl find attached herewith a photograph and brief description of Rubia sikkimensis.
Rubia sikkimensis Kurz in J. Asiat. Soc. 2 : 188. 1874; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3 : 203. 1881; C.E.C. Fischer in Rec. Bot. Surv. India 12 (2) : 102. 1938; Hajra et al. (eds.), Mat. Fl. Arunachal Pradesh 1 : 611. 1996.

            Stout climbers. Branches retrosely scabrid. Leaves sessile, in a whorl of 4, elliptic or ovate-lanceolate, 7-15 x 3-5 cm, acute or rounded at base, acute or acuminate at apices, lateral nerves deeply impressed above. Flowers in large panicled cymes; corolla lobes subulate; anthers globose. Fruits globose, 1-1.5 cm in diam., black.


Fl. & Fr.: March-May

Distrib.: INDIA (Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Sikkim), BHUTAN.
Locality of collection: Mariyang, Upper Siang district, Arunachal Pradesh.
Habitat: Hill slopes. 
Year of collection: 2006

Rubia sikkimensis1.jpg

Gurcharan Singh

May 29, 2010, 1:10:59 PM5/29/10
to Ritesh Kumar Choudhary, efloraofindia
Dear Ritesh ji
Thanks for photograph and the description of Rubia sikkimensis. That makes sure that both my plants are distinct from both R. tinctorum and R. sikkimensis which have sessile leaves.

Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
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tanay bose

May 29, 2010, 11:31:39 PM5/29/10
to Gurcharan Singh, Ritesh Kumar Choudhary, efloraofindia
Dear Ritesh Ji,
Nice photo and a perfect description to accompany it . This photo will really focus on the discussion on Rubia we are going through.

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