Cat and the plant for ID

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Satish Phadke

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Sep 18, 2009, 11:34:14 AM9/18/09
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I think this is a Rauwolfia plant in fruiting phase.
Would appreciate the ID.
Observed in Oct 05 near Pune
Dr Phadke

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Satish Phadke

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Sep 18, 2009, 11:36:33 AM9/18/09
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One more picture with leaves.

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Dr. Pankaj Kumar

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Sep 18, 2009, 11:37:34 AM9/18/09
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Not Rauwolfia for sure!!!

Adesh Shivkar

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Sep 18, 2009, 11:55:36 AM9/18/09
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The caterpillar is of Atlas Moth :-)

Regards,
Adesh

Dr E S Santhosh Kumar

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Sep 18, 2009, 1:28:35 PM9/18/09
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Satish Ji,
 
I think this represents Cipadessa baccifera of Meliaceae. I know all indian species of Rauvolfia and none of them having such leaves (compound leaves).
 
Hope this may provide you some clue.
 
Cheers
 
Santhosh

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Neil Soares

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Sep 18, 2009, 1:31:49 PM9/18/09
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Hi,
 It looks like the Atlas moth on Embelia basaal [Wavding]. Sending you some photographs.
                      Regards,
                        Neil.
                  

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From: Satish Phadke <phadke...@gmail.com>
Subject: [indiantreepix:18745] Re: Cat and the plant for ID
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Date: Friday, September 18, 2009, 9:06 PM

One more picture with leaves.

2009/9/18 Satish Phadke <phadke...@gmail.com>
I think this is a Rauwolfia plant in fruiting phase.
Would appreciate the ID.
Observed in Oct 05 near Pune
Dr Phadke

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Wavding fruit.jpg
Embelia basaal [Wavding] fruit.jpg
Atlas moth caterpillar 1.jpg
Atlas moth caterpillar 2.jpg

Satish Phadke

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Sep 18, 2009, 11:36:46 PM9/18/09
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This was identified earlier.
Cipadessa baccifera of Meliaceae
Attaching a picture with flowers (Sorry not very clear)

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Satish Phadke

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Sep 18, 2009, 11:37:50 PM9/18/09
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With the image now.

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Vijayasankar Raman

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Sep 22, 2009, 7:30:09 AM9/22/09
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Dear Dr. Neil,
 
Your pictures seem to be of Embelia tsjeriam-cottam DC. Pl. correct me if i am wrong.
 
Generally E. basaal (now E. aurantiaca) leaves will be fleshy, sour, smooth, without purplish veins beneath and the fruits usually found on older stems.
 
Flora of Ceylon can be referred for clarity in the nomenclatural confusions existed in the group.
 
regards
 
vijayasankar

 
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