Plant for Id- 080608JM2

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J.M. Garg

Jun 9, 2008, 12:04:10 AM6/9/08
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In March'08 at Samsing, Duars, West Bengal.
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Indian Cabbage White (Pieris canidia) at Samsing, Duars, West Bengal I IMG_6285.jpg

Bapu Gosavi

Jun 9, 2008, 2:24:51 AM6/9/08
to J.M. Garg, indiantreepix

[Indiantreepix] Plant for Id- 080608JM2

 it is Bidens sp. If you have snap of the leaves then it can be easy to identify the species. so from the next click the photos along with their vegeative parts,atleast leaves along with flowrrs

J.M. Garg

Jun 9, 2008, 4:03:35 AM6/9/08
to Bapu Gosavi, indiantreepix
Thanks, Bapu ji for Id.
Here are some exracts from Wikipedia link about Bidens genus:

Bidens is a genusin the family Asteraceae. It contains about 200 species. The common names beggarticks, bur-marigolds, stickseeds, tickseeds and tickseed sunflowers refer to the achene burrs on the seeds of this genus, most of which are barbed. The generic name refers the same fact; it means "two-tooth", from Latin bis "two" + dens "tooth".

Bidens achenes sticking to a sleeve
Bidens achenes sticking to a sleeve

The plants are zoochorous; their seeds will stick to clothing, fur or feathers, and be carried to new habitat. This has enabled them to colonize a wide range, including many oceanic islands. Some of these species occur only in a very restricted range and several are now threatened with extinction, notably in the Hawaiian Islands. Due to the absence of native mammals on these islands, some of the oceanic island taxa have reduced burrs, evolving features that seem to aid in dispersal by the wind instead.

Smooth Beggarticks (B. laevis) is a common fall flower in the southeastern USA. Pitchfork Weed (B. frondosa) is considered to be a weed in New Zealand, although it is not officially declared an invasive species.


J.M. Garg

Jun 9, 2008, 10:08:08 PM6/9/08
to Bapu Gosavi, indiantreepix
Forwarding Sanal ji's reply.
"Hi Gargji,
             It is Tridex procumbens.
                                                            Sanal Nair"

satish phadke

Jun 10, 2008, 1:43:34 AM6/10/08
to J.M. Garg, Bapu Gosavi, indiantreepix
It definitely looks to be Tridax.
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