Stereospermum colais (Padal;Paral)

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satish phadke

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Apr 3, 2009, 12:17:25 PM4/3/09
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Stereospermum colais (Padal;Paral) variety angustifolium
This tree was seen flowering last few days.
family Bignoniaceae.

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satish phadke

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Apr 6, 2009, 11:06:31 AM4/6/09
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Sorry it was sent halfway accidentally

Past few days I was searching for correct identification of this tree.
The following key will satisfy all.
STEROSPERMUM
1. Panicle branches viscid hairy..................................S. chelenoides
1. Panicle branches glabrous(smooth) :
    2. Leaflets caudate at apex; corolla wooly at base    ........ S.colais
                                                                                       var.colais
    2. Leaflets acuminate at apex; corolla not wooly at base....S.colais
                                                                             var.angustifolium
In addition I think the flowers of S. chelenoides are purple.
After re looking at some of the pictures and observing further morphology the plant posted by me appears to be Sterospermum colais var. angustifolium(syn. S. personatum)
Attaching further pictures in support showing wooly base of corolla and the apex of leaflets(Compound leaf with 7 leaflets)caudate in most of the leaflets rather than acuminate.
To know what is meant by caudate click the following link.
http://books.google.com/books?id=In_Lv8iMt24C&pg=PA70&lpg=PA70&dq=leaf+apex+caudate&source=bl&ots=2VeGr76OC_&sig=FGNoMDPDu77izbMLNEkp6MgJ-iM&hl=en&ei=3hnaSaGyEoLY7AOom4ncCg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2
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2009/4/3 satish phadke <phadke...@gmail.com>



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satish phadke

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Apr 6, 2009, 11:10:06 AM4/6/09
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Sorry again mixed up things
Final ID Sterospermum colais. var colais

2009/4/3 satish phadke <phadke...@gmail.com>



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J.M. Garg

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Apr 6, 2009, 1:10:18 PM4/6/09
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Thanks, Satish ji for your wonderful analysis- I learnt a few things.

2009/4/6 satish phadke <phadke...@gmail.com>



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