What is this Herb?

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Muthu Karthick

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Nov 18, 2009, 5:21:03 AM11/18/09
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This plant found growing in the sand beds of River Tamaraparani in Tirunelveli Dist. of TamilNadu. I took this picture on 15-11-2009.

Please help to identify this herb.

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Dinesh Valke

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Nov 18, 2009, 5:34:27 AM11/18/09
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... most probably Acalypha indica ... commonly known as: Indian acalypha, Indian copperleaf, Indian nettle, three-seeded-mercury • Bengali: মুক্তঝুরি muktajhuri, শ্বেত বসন্ত sbeta basanta • Gujarati: vanchi kanto • Hindi: कुप्पीखोखली kuppikhokhali • Kannada: ಕುಪ್ಪುಗಿಡ kuppugida • Malayalam: കുപ്പമേനി kuppameni • Marathi: कुपी kupi • Sanskrit: हरित मञ्जरी harita manjari • Tamil: கொழிப்பூண்டு koli-p-puntu, குப்பைமேனி kuppai-meni • Telugu: హరితమంజరి harita-manjari, కుప్పి kuppi
 
 
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Vijayasankar Raman

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Nov 18, 2009, 5:39:03 AM11/18/09
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Dear Dinesh ji,

Could this be Acalypha ciliata, if i am not wrong. The bract is distinctly ciliate here.

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Muthu Karthick

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Nov 18, 2009, 5:43:27 AM11/18/09
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Yes, the plant is not A. indica. Might be A. ciliata as suggested by Vijayasankar Ramanji. 
Thank you for the help.

Dinesh Valke

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Nov 18, 2009, 7:38:06 AM11/18/09
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Yes, it must be A. ciliata, Vijayasankar ji. I have yet to learn differentiating other Acalypha species from A. indica.
Regards.


 
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Muthu Karthick

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Jun 15, 2010, 6:31:43 AM6/15/10
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forwarding for further clarification.

Could this be Acalypha ciliata, if i am not wrong. The bract is distinctly ciliate here. - Vijayasankarji
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tanay bose

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Jun 15, 2010, 8:23:03 AM6/15/10
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I think you are correct Muthu !!
Tanay

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Muthu Karthick

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Mar 9, 2011, 2:50:13 AM3/9/11
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Kindly confirm this Acalypha sp.

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From: Muthu Karthick <nmk...@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 3:51 PM
To: indiantreepix <indian...@googlegroups.com>
Cc: Dr Santhosh Kumar <drsanth...@gmail.com>, Vijayasankar Raman <vijay.b...@gmail.com>, Vijayadas D <vijay...@gmail.com>


This plant found growing in the sand beds of River Tamaraparani in Tirunelveli Dist. of TamilNadu. I took this picture on 15-11-2009.

Please help to identify this herb.

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Muthu Karthick, N
Junior Research Fellow
Care Earth

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From: Dinesh Valke <dinesh...@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 4:04 PM
To: Muthu Karthick <nmk...@gmail.com>
Cc: indiantreepix <indian...@googlegroups.com>, Dr Santhosh Kumar <drsanth...@gmail.com>, Vijayasankar Raman <vijay.b...@gmail.com>, Vijayadas D <vijay...@gmail.com>


... most probably Acalypha indica ... commonly known as: Indian acalypha, Indian copperleaf, Indian nettle, three-seeded-mercury • Bengali: মুক্তঝুরি muktajhuri, শ্বেত বসন্ত sbeta basanta • Gujarati: vanchi kanto • Hindi: कुप्पीखोखली kuppikhokhali • Kannada: ಕುಪ್ಪುಗಿಡ kuppugida • Malayalam: കുപ്പമേനി kuppameni • Marathi: कुपी kupi • Sanskrit: हरित मञ्जरी harita manjari • Tamil: கொழிப்பூண்டு koli-p-puntu, குப்பைமேனி kuppai-meni • Telugu: హరితమంజరి harita-manjari, కుప్పి kuppi
 
 
Regards.
 
 


 

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From: Vijayasankar Raman <vijay.b...@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 4:09 PM
To: Dinesh Valke <dinesh...@gmail.com>

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Dear Dinesh ji,

Could this be Acalypha ciliata, if i am not wrong. The bract is distinctly ciliate here.

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R. Vijayasankar
FRLHT, Bangalore

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From: Muthu Karthick <nmk...@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 4:13 PM
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Yes, the plant is not A. indica. Might be A. ciliata as suggested by Vijayasankar Ramanji. 
Thank you for the help.

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From: J.M. Garg <jmg...@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 5:13 PM
To: Muthu Karthick <nmk...@gmail.com>


Hi, Muthu ji,
Pl. follow numbering of Id requests as per posting guidelines.

2009/11/18 Muthu Karthick <nmk...@gmail.com>

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From: Dinesh Valke <dinesh...@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 6:08 PM
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Yes, it must be A. ciliata, Vijayasankar ji. I have yet to learn differentiating other Acalypha species from A. indica.
Regards.


 


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From: Muthu Karthick <nmk...@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 4:01 PM
To: indiantreepix <indian...@googlegroups.com>


forwarding for further clarification.

Could this be Acalypha ciliata, if i am not wrong. The bract is distinctly ciliate here. - Vijayasankarji
Care Earth Trust
Chennai - 61
www.careearthtrust.org

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From: tanay bose <tanay...@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 5:53 PM
To: Muthu Karthick <nmk...@gmail.com>
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I think you are correct Muthu !!
Tanay

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Pankaj Kumar

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Mar 9, 2011, 2:51:51 AM3/9/11
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Acalypha indica ?
Pankaj

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Rashida Atthar

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Mar 9, 2011, 3:21:16 AM3/9/11
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Muthu ji I too think your plant is Acalypha ciliata Forsk.
 
The keys to differentiate the three closely related Acalypha species  from Dr. Almeida's flora Vol -IV  B pg: 281 -
 
1. Herbaceous plants, naturally growing wild-------------------2
    2. Bracts concealing the capsules-----------------------------3
        3. Bracts shortly dentate, truncate--------------- A. indica
        3. Bracts 3 -lobed ------------------------------------- A. supera
        3. Bracts fimbriate------------------------------------- A. ciliata    
 
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Muthu Karthick

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Mar 9, 2011, 3:22:47 AM3/9/11
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Many thanks Rashidaji for the confirmation and simple key to distinguish.

kalidass Chinnamadasamy

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Mar 9, 2011, 4:20:12 AM3/9/11
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it should be confomred Acalypha ciliata .
 
 
KALIDASS

Rashida Atthar

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Mar 9, 2011, 8:58:47 AM3/9/11
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Thankyou for confirming the ID Kalidass ji.
 
regards,
Rashida. 

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