Commelina benghalensis ID 300809GS1

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Gurcharan Singh

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Aug 30, 2009, 7:41:51 AM8/30/09
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Here are photgraphs of Commelina benghalensis, identified after rigorous scrutiny. Note underground cleistogamous flowers, ovate leaves, distinct petiole, reddish hair at mouth of leaf sheath, stalked spathe with connate lower part, flower with smaller petals (3-4 mm broad), third petal smaller. I have yet to find seeds to verify.
 
Garg ji, sorry for exceeding the photograph limit. I realised that species needs to be well illustrated.
 
Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College
University of Delhi, Delhi
India
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Suresh C. Sharma

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Aug 30, 2009, 9:18:54 AM8/30/09
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Suresh C. Sharma

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Aug 30, 2009, 9:20:05 AM8/30/09
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Niced pix. This is illustrated at Serial No. 233, page 112 in Common Indian Wild Flowers byIsaac Kehimkar.
 
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Suresh C Sharma
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Satish Phadke

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Aug 30, 2009, 12:28:40 PM8/30/09
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Very nice illustration Singh ji.
Dr Phadke

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