Good, the key proved to be useful. I suggest that you add your plant
on the post where I had given a key for 3 species with pictures. You
may expand the key to include E. pulchellum. If anyone on the group
has any more plants of this genus even those could be added so that
the post can represent the genus for India. If full descriptions of
all species are added then this can be a part of eflora. Regards,
> In E. pulchellum (syn: E. nervosum) the spikes are much shorter usually
> shorter than 7 cm, broader, bracts elliptic, cuspidate and glabrous. This
> can be clearly seen in my photographs attached here.
> In both these species the bracts are mottled green and white as against E.
> purpurascens where they are uniformally green
> I am not familiar with Almeida's Flora, but notice that his key for
> Eranthemum does not seem to be working on more then one counts:
> 1. He records bracts as green in both E purpurascens and E. pulchellum,
> whereas they are mottled green and white in E. pulchellum
> 2. Spikes are not interrupted in E. pulchellum and bracts clearly longer
> than 1 cm
> 3. Bracts are densely hairy in both E. purpurascens and E. roseum.
> Dr. Gurcharan Singh
> Retired Associate Professor
> SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
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