... is / not Aerva lanata ?

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Dinesh Valke

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Dec 12, 2009, 1:06:26 PM12/12/09
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Dear friends,
 
Much branched at base -- long, slender, long, and terete ... herbaceous plant standing about 1.5 m.
 
Place: Yeoor Hills (part of Sanjay Gandhi National Park)
Date:  12 DEC 09
 
ID please.
 
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promila chaturvedi

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Dec 13, 2009, 4:51:23 AM12/13/09
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Yes Dinesh Ji,
It seems to be Aerva lanata. The plant is clearly showing simple, alternate leaves on wooly branches. And the white flowers are also minute and in clusters.  
Promila 

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Dinesh Valke

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Dec 13, 2009, 8:13:19 AM12/13/09
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... many thanks Promila ji, but having got used to seeing the cylindrical flower clusters, the conical clusters here made me raise the query.
The other doubt is .. whether there is any other species confusingly close to A. lanata in Western Ghats of Maharashtra.
 
Let us wait for 1 - 2 comments clarifying my doubt and the ID.
 
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Vijayasankar Raman

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Dec 14, 2009, 3:42:48 AM12/14/09
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Pl. also check it for Nothosaerva brachiata (Amaranthaceae).
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promila chaturvedi

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Dec 14, 2009, 8:23:25 AM12/14/09
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It may be Nothosaerva bractata. The Flora of British India says-Moquin has probably confused this with the very similar Aerva lanata. May be you are riight.
Promila
 

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Dinesh Valke

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Sep 23, 2010, 2:48:22 AM9/23/10
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Dear friends ... resurfacing this query.


Comments received ...

Promila ji ... It seems to be Aerva lanata. The plant is clearly showing simple, alternate leaves on wooly branches. And the white flowers are also minute and in clusters. 

me ... many thanks Promila ji, but having got used to seeing the cylindrical flower clusters, the conical clusters here made me raise the query.

The other doubt is .. whether there is any other species confusingly close to A. lanata in Western Ghats of Maharashtra.

Vijayasankar ji ... Pl. also check it for Nothosaerva brachiata (Amaranthaceae).

Promila ji ... It may be Nothosaerva bractata. The Flora of British India says-Moquin has probably confused this with the very similar Aerva lanata. May be you are riight.




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Nayan Singh

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Sep 23, 2010, 9:27:35 AM9/23/10
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.....to me this looks like Aerva sanguinolenta, but not very sure
thanks.
Nayan.
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J.M. Garg

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Oct 19, 2010, 7:27:42 AM10/19/10
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Forwarding again for Id confirmation or otherwise please.

Some earlier relevant feedback:

“It seems to be Aerva lanata. The plant is clearly showing simple, alternate leaves on wooly branches. And the white flowers are also minute and in clusters. 
Promila ”

 

“... many thanks Promila ji, but having got used to seeing the cylindrical flower clusters, the conical clusters here made me raise the query.


The other doubt is .. whether there is any other species confusingly close to A. lanata in Western Ghats of Maharashtra.

Let us wait for 1 - 2 comments clarifying my doubt and the ID.” from Dinesh ji.

 

“Pl. also check it for Nothosaerva brachiata (Amaranthaceae).” from Vijayasankar ji


"It may be Nothosaerva bractata. The Flora of British India says-Moquin has probably confused this with the very similar Aerva lanata. May be you are riight.
Promila"
 
".....to me this looks like Aerva sanguinolenta, but not very sure
thanks.
Nayan."
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J.M. Garg

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Oct 20, 2010, 12:21:13 AM10/20/10
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A reply:
"this is not Aerva lanata.. the leaves are some what orbicular in A. lanata. instead it is Aerva sanguinolenta

1. Leaves subglabrous beneath
1. Leaves tomentose beneath
 2. Inflorescence all axillary spikes or small clusters
 2. Inflorescence axillary and terminal spikesA. sanguinolenta
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A. lanata
A. javanica
 
Aerva sanguinolenta (L.) Bl., Bijdr. 547, 1825; Singh et al, Fl. Mah. St. 2: 780, 2001; Almeida, Fl. Mah. 4: 196, 2003; Pradhan et al, Fl. SGNP 521, 2005.
Synonyms: Achyranthes sanguinolenta L. Sp. Pl. ed, 2, 294, 1762. A. scandens Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2: 503, 1824. Aerva scandens (Roxb.) Moe. in DC., Prodr. 13(2): 300, 1849; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 727, 1885; Cooke, Fl. Pres. Bombay 2: 577, 1958 (Repr.). Gomphrena amaranthoides Roth. Nov. Pl. Sp. 182, 1821.

Nothosaerva has 1-2 staminodes where as Aerva has 5 staminodes.
Nothosaerva brachiate: leaves opposite, elliptic-lanceolate, acute or sub obtuse, base attenuate, 1.8-3.5 x 1-2 cm
 
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Satish Pardeshi"

Dinesh Valke

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Oct 20, 2010, 12:50:15 AM10/20/10
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Thank you very much Satish (Pardeshi) ji, for the long pending ID with me and EOI.
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Dinesh Valke

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Oct 20, 2010, 2:17:49 AM10/20/10
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Many many thanks to all including Nayan ji (missed your message by oversight).
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