efloraofindia:''For Id 07092011MR1’’ flower with 3 petals Pune

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Madhuri Raut

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Sep 6, 2011, 11:18:01 PM9/6/11
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   Request for identification


Date/Time-Sep 2011


Location- Place, Altitude, GPS-Pune


Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-Garden


Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb-  shrub


Height/Length-about  3 feet


Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- green


Inflorescence Type/ Size- cone shaped green flower heads


Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts-  light blue flowers with 3 petals


Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- not seen


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Bhagyashri

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Prabhu kumar KM

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Sep 6, 2011, 11:37:38 PM9/6/11
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This plant is Ecbolium viride var. viride (Forssk.) Alston in Trimen, coming under Acanthaceae
 
Synonyms:
 
Justicia viridis Forssk.
Ecbolium linneanum Kurz
Justicia ecbolium L.

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Madhuri Raut

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Sep 7, 2011, 1:42:37 AM9/7/11
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Thank you Prabhuji. Any common name? tried the net but not much info
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Bhagyashri

H S

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Sep 7, 2011, 1:45:35 AM9/7/11
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i think common name is Ran-aboli

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Prabhu kumar KM

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Sep 7, 2011, 1:49:36 AM9/7/11
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Dear Madhuriji,
 
Common names:
 
English: Blue fox tail
Malayalam: Koranta, Odiyamadantha
Tamil: Adukkukurungu

Madhuri Raut

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Sep 7, 2011, 2:15:52 AM9/7/11
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Thank you Hemsanji and Prabhuji
On surfing the net I found the following info
Extremely rare in the plant world are species with attractive green flowers. Green Ecbolium has glossy green foliage and extra unique bloom spikes of showy teal green flowers. This tropical sometimes goes by the names of Turquoise Crossandra and Green Ice Crosandra, though it doesn't belong to that genus. The author first saw this species growing in the jungles of coastal Kenya in 2002 . A lover of heat, its foliage may darken even as low as 60 degrees.
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Bhagyashri

Giby Kuriakose

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Sep 8, 2011, 11:50:12 AM9/8/11
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I may not be correct, but,, little confused about the species id. 
I think in E. viride var viride, the bract tip is spinous, here it doesn't look like so. 
My guess for this plant is Ecbolium ligustrinum. 



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Giby



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Dinesh Valke

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Sep 8, 2011, 12:00:05 PM9/8/11
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Giby Kuriakose

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Sep 8, 2011, 12:11:01 PM9/8/11
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This reply refers to your subject line. Not a serious concern. 

The corolla of this plant is 2-lipped; upper lip entire (sometimes) or 2-fid; lower lip deeply 3-lobed. 

The prominent 3 lobed lower lip always give an impression that it has 3 petals but actually they are 3  lobes of the lower lip of the bi-lobed corolla. 


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Giby


  

Balkar Arya

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Sep 8, 2011, 12:46:51 PM9/8/11
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Yes  Ecbolium ligustrinum frm me too
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Dr Balkar Singh
Head, Deptt. of Botany and Biotechnology
Arya P G College, Panipat
Haryana-132103
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