Please identify this Liana - NS 6

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Neil Soares

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Nov 1, 2010, 1:07:08 PM11/1/10
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Hi,
 Photographed at my farm at Shahapur yesterday. Unfortunately do not have any photographs of it flowering / fruiting.
 Also, it is not Mucuna pruriens [Common Cowitch / Khaj khujli] which is flowering & fruiting right now.
                          Thanks,
                                With regards,
                                  Neil Soares.

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Pankaj Kumar

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Nov 1, 2010, 2:30:15 PM11/1/10
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This could be Spatholobus.
Pankaj

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Neil Soares

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Nov 2, 2010, 1:11:11 PM11/2/10
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   Thank you Dr. Pankaj for this lead. This is not Spatholobus parviflora [Butea parviflora] as I have many Butea parviflora climbers on my property, so the only other possibility is Butea superba. Remember Dr. Almeida telling me that B.superba is very rare.
   Will have to wait for more inputs or till the plants flower / fruit.
                       Regards,
                         Neil Soares.

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Pankaj Kumar

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Nov 2, 2010, 1:25:39 PM11/2/10
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Butea superba Roxb. Pl. Coromandel i. t. 22.-. 1795.

Please find the plate (t 22 from Plants of Coromandel) attached to
help you in identification.
Regards
Pankaj

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Neil Soares

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Nov 2, 2010, 1:34:22 PM11/2/10
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Thanks Dr.Pankaj, but don't think the leaves look anything like this. Will have to try some other lead.

Pankaj Kumar

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Nov 2, 2010, 1:58:32 PM11/2/10
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Whats the flower colour?
Pankaj

Neil Soares

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Nov 2, 2010, 11:17:51 PM11/2/10
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Hi Dr.Pankaj,
      Have only recently noticed this liana so am not aware of the nature of its flowers / fruit. Will keep a watch and let you know.
                      Regards,
                       Neil Soares.
 
P.S. - Also don't think it is the Indian Kudzu [Pueraria tuberosa].

shrikant ingalhalikar

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Nov 3, 2010, 6:14:51 AM11/3/10
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Neil ji, I have not been able to diiferentiate between B. superba and
B. parviflora. How do you tell them apart from leaves? I am yet to see
B. superba anywhere in my search over last 12 years. I am anxious to
know. Regards, Shrikant
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Neil Soares

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Nov 3, 2010, 6:45:25 AM11/3/10
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Hi,
 Just received a reply from Santosh Yadav [Dr. Almeida's student]. He feels it could possibly be the Indian Kudzu [Pueraria tuberosa]. Will have to check again.
                          Regards,
                           Neil Soares.

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Rashida Atthar

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Nov 4, 2010, 10:32:17 AM11/4/10
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Neil, quite likely Santosh is correct, Indian Kudzu is seen near Cec centre, and appears very similar to the pics of your climber.

regards,
Rashida. 
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