Ficus arnnotiana from Mahabaleshwar

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Gurcharan Singh

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26 Feb 2011, 12:23:32 am26/02/11
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While digitalizing my old albums I found this photograph from Kate Point Mahabaleshwar photographed in August, 2002. The plant cropped in the photograph I believe is Ficus arnnotiana. Pl. validate. 

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Rashida Atthar

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26 Feb 2011, 1:31:45 am26/02/11
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Yes Sir, I think it is Ficus arnotianna. The  main distinguishing features that I generally apply are - the differences in the apex and the base of the leaves in F. arnotianna and F. religiosa.
 
The apex of F. arnotianna is  "narrowed upwards to the shortly caudate-acuminate apex , with entire margins base usually cordate, never narrowed to the petiole" as mentioned in Dr. Almeida's flora and as seen in your pictures. 
 
In Ficus religiosa the "apex produced into a linear -lanceolate tail about 1/2 as long as the main portion of the blade (1/2 s long as the whole blade) , entire, base broad,  rounded , truncate, sometimes in young leaves cordate..." as mentioned in Dr. Almeida's flora. Hope this helps!
 
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Rashida.

Rashida Atthar

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26 Feb 2011, 1:45:50 am26/02/11
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The correct name would be : Ficus arnottiana (Miq.) Miq.
 
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Rashida.

Neil Soares

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26 Feb 2011, 2:13:37 am26/02/11
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Hi Prof. Singh,
 Agreed. This is Pipran [Ficus arnottiana]. The species it can be confused with is Pair / Pakar [Ficus rumphii].
                        Regards,
                         Neil Soares

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Gurcharan Singh

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26 Feb 2011, 6:17:41 am26/02/11
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Thanks Rashida ji and Neil ji for confirmation



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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/ 

tanay bose

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26 Feb 2011, 9:11:04 am26/02/11
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Very nice catch Sir Ji
the scenery in nice!!
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mani nair

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26 Feb 2011, 9:26:41 am26/02/11
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Gurcharan ji, beautiful tree.
Regads,
Mani.

shrikant ingalhalikar

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27 Feb 2011, 1:56:28 am27/02/11
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Yes Sir about the Ficus... and the cliff edge between the waterfall
and the the place where 2 persons are standing there is a site (safe
for the plants but dangerous for botanists) for the rare Frerea indica
(Asclepiadaceae) plants. The location is great for observing the
diversity of plants of the western ghats. You can call it a hot spot
for Orchids. Regards, Shrikant.
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Gurcharan Singh

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27 Feb 2011, 3:08:12 am27/02/11
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Thanks Shrikant ji for the interesting information.



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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/ 

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