Herb from Ooty for id 160211MK3

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Muthu Karthick

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Feb 16, 2011, 1:47:46 AM2/16/11
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Dear all,
Please help to id this trailing herb. Photographed on a private garden floor at Ooty, Nilgiris.

Date/Time- 

24-01-2011 / 11:10 AM

Location- Place, Altitude, GP

ca.2200asl; Ooty, TN

Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- 

garden floor

Plant Habit-

herb

Height/Length- 

15 cm long

Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- 

ca.3 x 2 cm;

Inflorescence Type/ Size- 


Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- 

c. 0.3 cm across

Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- 


Other Information like Fragrance, Pollinator, Uses etc.- 



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Muthu Karthick, N
Care Earth Trust
#15, second main road,
Thillai ganga nagar,
Chennai - 600 061
Mob: 0091 96268 33911
www.careearthtrust.org

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Nidhan Singh

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Feb 16, 2011, 3:35:37 AM2/16/11
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Hi,
Can it be any Stellaria sp. from Caryophyllaceae?


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Department of Botany
I.B. (PG) College
Panipat-132103 Haryana
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Gurcharan Singh

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Feb 16, 2011, 3:52:11 AM2/16/11
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Yes looks like Stellaria media


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Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
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Muthu Karthick

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Feb 16, 2011, 4:22:09 AM2/16/11
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But isn't the flowers [petals] are smaller on my plant sir? when compared to S. media

Muthu Karthick

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Feb 16, 2011, 6:19:09 AM2/16/11
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A reply from Amitji - - is it Arenaria serpyllifolia L.

Gurcharan Singh

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Feb 16, 2011, 7:31:29 AM2/16/11
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Muthu ji
Arenaria was my first reaction also, but the basic difference between Arenaria and Stellaria is that the petals of Arenaria are entire (and one would see only 5), and deeply bi-lobed in Stellaria (giving the appearance of 10). One can clearly see 8-10 in your photographs.


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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/ 

Muthu Karthick

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Feb 17, 2011, 12:08:18 AM2/17/11
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Yes, Gurucharan sir, many many thanks for the valuable input. Now I could confirm this plant with deeply lobed petals as Stellaria media (L.) Vill. of Caryophyllaceae.
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