Polygala sp. for ID- 120710-PKA1

16 views
Skip to first unread message

Prashant awale

unread,
Jul 12, 2010, 11:06:11 AM7/12/10
to indiantreepix
Dear Friends,

Came across this small herb on the way to Sagargad. Looks like a "Polygala sp." ID pl.

Date/Time: 11-07-2010 / 10:30AM
Location: On the way to Sagargad near Alibag
Habitat: wild
Plant habit: Herb
Leaves alternate, 2 to 3 cm, almost sessile

regards
Prashant
polygala_1.jpg
polygala-6.jpg
polygala-5.jpg
polygala-4.jpg
polygala-3.jpg
polygala-2.jpg

R. Vijayasankar

unread,
Jul 12, 2010, 11:26:52 AM7/12/10
to Prashant awale, indiantreepix
Polygala arvensis, perhaps!
 
Hope you experienced the aroma of its fresh root!

With regards

R. Vijayasankar


tanay bose

unread,
Jul 12, 2010, 12:48:05 PM7/12/10
to R. Vijayasankar, Prashant awale, indiantreepix
Polygala arvensis is a great shot Vijaya ji
tanay

--
Tanay Bose
+91(033) 25550676 (Resi)
9830439691(Mobile)


Prashant awale

unread,
Jul 12, 2010, 11:30:21 PM7/12/10
to tanay bose, R. Vijayasankar, indiantreepix
Thanks Vijayasankar ji, Shrikant ji and Tanay ji for the ID.
regards
Prashant

Satish Phadke

unread,
Jul 13, 2010, 11:17:56 AM7/13/10
to Prashant awale, tanay bose, R. Vijayasankar, indiantreepix
Hi Prashant
Wonderful shots again.
Last year you had posted same plant which I had included on the Indiantreepix blog on Polygalaceae.
The characteristic petals just look marvelous esp. the lowermost petal  which is boat shaped or saucer shaped -keel with a fringed crest .
What I could gather from species name......................
arvensis = from Latin meaning fields,

As a species name, means “found in cultivated fields” (as either a crop or a weed).
Can you recollect the habitat of the plant you observed? Please comment.
Dr Phadke


On 13 July 2010 09:00, Prashant awale <pka...@gmail.com> wrote:.

Prashant awale

unread,
Jul 13, 2010, 12:08:24 PM7/13/10
to Satish Phadke, tanay bose, R. Vijayasankar, indiantreepix
Dear Satish ji,
Great memory Satish ji.
I had found this herb in open field at altitude of around 700 ft above Sea Level, (definitely not in cultivated fields). It was in open grass land.
regards
Prashant

Pankaj Kumar

unread,
Jul 13, 2010, 1:37:06 PM7/13/10
to Prashant awale, Satish Phadke, R. Vijayasankar, indiantreepix
Dear Sathish sir,
found in the field just means field and not crop fields. They are
found commonly in the grasslands may be thats one reason why they are
called so. It a widespread plant found from Tropical Asia to
Australia. Poly means MANY and gala means MILK, may be because it
bears milky latex in greater amount comparatively.
Regards
Pankaj
Reply all
Reply to author
Forward
0 new messages