Fabaceae herb ID from Hooghly 22/9/12 SK2

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surajit koley

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Sep 22, 2012, 12:51:09 PM9/22/12
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Sir,

Found this herb on roadside. There was only one plant and might have been an escapee.

Species : UNKNOWN
Habit & Habitat : found on rural roadside, about 2.5 feet high
Date : 19/9/12, 4.05 p.m.
Place : Garalgacha (Hooghly)

Thank you and regards,

surajit

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Neil Soares

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Sep 22, 2012, 1:39:32 PM9/22/12
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Hi,
 This could be Sesbania bisphinosa. Will send my photographs of this later.
                       With regards,
                         Neil Soares.

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surajit koley

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Sep 22, 2012, 9:45:52 PM9/22/12
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Good morning Neil Sir and thank you for the id suggestion.

But, images (http://www.nature-museum.net/Data/2010/201002/20100211/Normal/8f3262a6-7220-448b-b9b8-fcf6709e7bb4.jpg) available in the net show bean like cylindrical pod for Sesbania bispinosa (image source - http://www.plant.csdb.cn/photo?creator=treefern).

Regards,

surajit

surajit koley

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Sep 22, 2012, 10:25:47 PM9/22/12
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Sir,

Could this be an escapee of Aeschynomene aspera Linn.? Picture and description available at - http://www.oswaldasia.org/species/a/aesas/aesas_04_en.html and http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=5&taxon_id=220000272.

Thank you & Regards,

surajit



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surajitkoley

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Sep 22, 2012, 10:35:45 PM9/22/12
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Another similar species  Aeschynomene indica Linn (http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=5&taxon_id=200011865)

Regards,

surajit

Prashant Awale

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Sep 23, 2012, 2:05:41 PM9/23/12
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I think leaves of Chamaecrista mimosoides  also look some what similar to this...

Regards
Prashant

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surajit koley

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Sep 23, 2012, 2:18:51 PM9/23/12
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Yes, Prashat Ji, but FoC informs Chamaecrista mimosoides has puberulent branches whereas my plant seems to be glabrous. Moreover, the area is dotted with marshes and lowland where many SHOLA plant could be found.

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surajit

Dinesh Valke

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Sep 23, 2012, 2:38:41 PM9/23/12
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... the leaf pattern reminds me of Aeschynomene ... not sure of species.
Regards.
Dinesh


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surajit koley

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Sep 23, 2012, 2:55:22 PM9/23/12
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Thank you Dinesh Ji, i have Aeschynomene, but yet to decide which one, aspera or indica, and also waiting for the pods and closer pictures.

Two old videos -

Dinesh Valke

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Sep 23, 2012, 3:17:13 PM9/23/12
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Referring:
Aeschynomene indica ... http://www.tropicalforages.info/key/Forages/Media/Html/Aeschynomene_indica.htm
Aeschynomene aspera ... http://www.oswaldasia.org/species/a/aesas/aesas_en.html AND http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=5&taxon_id=220000272

Habitat far from water; stem not warty, seedpod indented only on one side - to me, your plant looks like A. indica versus A. aspera.

Regards.
Dinesh

surajit koley

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Sep 23, 2012, 9:39:35 PM9/23/12
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Good morning Dinesh Ji,
Thank you very much for the ID, links and elaborating on Aeschynomene.

Regards,
surajit

surajit koley

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Oct 25, 2012, 1:59:45 PM10/25/12
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Sir,

Attaching flower images of this particular plant, recorded on 29/9/2012 @ 1.55 p.m.

Another similar looking, but a bit bigger, plant uploaded minutes ago - https://groups.google.com/d/topic/indiantreepix/ThnFW32niKA/discussion

Thank you & Regards,

surajit
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