23102011MC01.. Please help identify

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Mohan V. Chunkath

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Oct 23, 2011, 2:07:56 AM10/23/11
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Place: Chennai
Altitude: Sea Level
Habitat: cultivated garden
Habit: shrub
Approximate size/height: 1 metre
Leaf size: 8 cm by 3 cm
Flower Diameter: 1.5 to 2.0 cm
Length of Flower: 2.5 to 4.0 cm
Flower Colour: White with purple
Fruit Size: Not seen
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H S

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Oct 23, 2011, 3:39:59 AM10/23/11
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Lovely pic, I gues some Pseudoeranthemum sps.

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Mohan V. Chunkath

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Oct 23, 2011, 3:58:25 AM10/23/11
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Dear Hemson ji,
Thanks. It does look like Pseuderanthemum. What are the common species in India?
Regards,
Mohan

On 23 October 2011 13:09, H S <hems...@gmail.com> wrote:
Pseudoeranthemum

H S

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Oct 23, 2011, 4:01:01 AM10/23/11
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i guess its cultivated one,, we get lots of hybrids for ornamental purposes

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Gurcharan Singh

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Oct 23, 2011, 7:54:50 AM10/23/11
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I had hotographed similar as Pseudoeranthemum carruthersii from Delhi


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Mohan V. Chunkath

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Oct 23, 2011, 9:24:00 AM10/23/11
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What about P. Reticulatum? Thanks.

Gurcharan Singh

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Oct 23, 2011, 9:49:21 AM10/23/11
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Mohan ji
You have a point. the veins definitely look yellow, but there is a dilemma for me. I find in Hortus Third

P. atropurpureum (now considered under P. carruthersii): Leaves ovate or elliptic, to 15 cm long, purple or green, variously marked with yellow along veins; corolla 2.5 cm across, white with purple markings

P. reticulatum: leaves ovate-lanceolate, 12-30 cm long, undulate margin; veins yellow; corolla 4 cm across

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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/ 

Mohan V. Chunkath

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Oct 23, 2011, 10:15:01 AM10/23/11
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Dear Dr. Gurcharan Singh,
I agree with your diagnosis. Flower size, colour, leaf shape and size all point to P. carruthersii. Thanks to Hemson ji and you for all the help.
Mohan
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