Fragaria nubicola in Srinagar

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Oct 31, 2022, 3:00:41 AM10/31/22
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Dear members,
I am posting some photos of Fragaria growing wild in a field in Srinagar. As Gurcharan Ji has pointed out in another thread (Sept,6 ,2015) that Fragaria vesca does not occur in India I take it to be Fragaria nubicola. I found the taste of the berries to be rather insipid. The Pahari people call it "Buddha Phal" meaning fruit fit for old persons. It is also reported to be of medicinal importance.
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Oct 31, 2022, 5:41:10 AM10/31/22
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Not sure with these images. 

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Oct 31, 2022, 5:59:41 AM10/31/22
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Respected Garg ji,
I had seen this link but on this page the link https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/indiantreepix/TtX7hBZmAIg is given and following that link I read the comments of Gurcharan Singh ji copy pasted below. :

"Gurcharan Singh
Sep 6, 2015, 5:49:33 PM
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With Indian F. vesca having mostly been identified as F. nubicola, I don't think F. vesca occurs Himalayas. Not listed even in Himalyan List"

Hence I too called it F.nubicola.
I have very little knowledge of taxonomy myself.
I would be grateful  for any corrections and clarifications
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Oct 31, 2022, 6:07:53 AM10/31/22
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Flowering images will help.



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Oct 31, 2022, 6:12:17 AM10/31/22
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Dear Garg ji,
I could not find any flowers as perhaps it is late October.
There were just the two or three berries on this plant.
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Nov 10, 2022, 12:08:26 AM11/10/22
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The key to Fragaria nubicola on Fragaria nubicola  thread of efi is as below:

"As per efi thread:
Appressed calyx lobes (almost touching fruit) are distinctive for F. nubicola (Stems and petioles are also appressed hairy)

In F. vesca they are spreading as also stems and petioles are with spreading hairy"

I am posting a photo of a berry of the above plant showing appressed calyx lobes touching fruit. This and Gurcharan Singh ji's remarks that F.vesca does not occur in India  would support my ID of the plant as F.nubicola.

In view of its medicinal importance its cultivation and further research on its medicinal properties may be in order especially as the IIIM(Institute of Integrative Medicine) formerly RRL is barely a Km away from the field where it was growing wild.

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Taffazull

 


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J.M. Garg

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Nov 10, 2022, 8:03:10 PM11/10/22
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Thanks, Taffazul ji

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Nov 15, 2022, 3:29:54 AM11/15/22
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Am attaching two more photos of unripe fruits of F.nubicola. They are very difficult to see among the foliage but ripen very fast. I have myself seen  a plant which I thought was devoid of berries bear several red berries the next day !
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J.M. Garg

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Nov 15, 2022, 9:14:31 AM11/15/22
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Thanks, Taffazul ji

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Apr 4, 2023, 12:55:00 AM4/4/23
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Dear Garg Ji,
Finally found flowers and certainly my ID was wrong.
I think it should be Potentilla sp (Potentilla indica?)
Am reposting the photos of fruits in the thread "Is it Potentilla indica?"
Shows the pitfalls of trying to ID without flowers.
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Taffazull

J.M. Garg

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Apr 4, 2023, 1:36:45 AM4/4/23
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Thanks, Taffazull ji,
Where are the flowering images?

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Apr 4, 2023, 8:02:52 PM4/4/23
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Dear Gàrg ji,
The flowering images and other details are in the new post " Is it Potentilla indica?"
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Taffazull

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Apr 5, 2023, 1:04:45 AM4/5/23
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OK, Taffazull ji



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Apr 5, 2023, 5:38:05 AM4/5/23
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Yes, Potentilla indica
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Apr 6, 2023, 4:42:31 AM4/6/23
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Thanks for reconfirming
With sincere regards
Taffazull

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