Acanthaceae Fortnight :: FOR ID :: Suttagati :: DVMAR116/127

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Dinesh Valke

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Mar 26, 2015, 9:39:21 AM3/26/15
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Acanthaceae Fortnight
acanthus, or ruellia family
ID please
Dear friends,
This herb found prostrate, growing among dry scrub vegetation on a gentle-sloped hillock, perhaps a climber. Could not locate leaves. The flower about 15 mm across.
at Sutagatti, Karnataka on April 22, 2011 

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Dinesh

Aarti S. Khale

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Mar 26, 2015, 10:20:46 AM3/26/15
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Dinesh Ji,
The flower reminds me of Rhinacanthus nasutus.
Kindly check for it.
I have seen in MNP.
Regards,
Aarti
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Dinesh Valke

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Mar 26, 2015, 10:27:09 AM3/26/15
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I too have similar thoughts Aarti ji; but during this trip I was with Shrikant ji - and he does not think this plant to be Rhinacanthus nasutus. Hopefully we get some other thoughts; let us wait. Thank you very much.
Regards.
Dinesh

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J.M. Garg

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Mar 29, 2015, 12:01:51 PM3/29/15
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Forwarding again for Id assistance please.

Some earlier relevant feedback:

The flower reminds me of Rhinacanthus nasutus.
Kindly check for it.
I have seen in MNP.
Regards,
Aarti 

I too have similar thoughts Aarti ji; but during this trip I was with Shrikant ji - and he does not think this plant to be Rhinacanthus nasutus. Hopefully we get some other thoughts; let us wait. Thank you very much.

Regards.
Dinesh 

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Apr 1, 2015, 2:21:29 AM4/1/15
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Forwarding again for Id assistance please.

Some earlier relevant feedback:

The flower reminds me of Rhinacanthus nasutus.
Kindly check for it.
I have seen in MNP.
Regards,
Aarti 

I too have similar thoughts Aarti ji; but during this trip I was with Shrikant ji - and he does not think this plant to be Rhinacanthus nasutus. Hopefully we get some other thoughts; let us wait. Thank you very much.

Regards.
Dinesh 

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surajit koley

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Apr 2, 2015, 10:08:50 PM4/2/15
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The inflorescence is not monochasial as apparently appears in the first pic which may lead to thinking of some novel species. A close look in the highest resolution of the other two pictures reveals the inflo may be a panicle or a thyrse.

Pseuderanthemum species can have same flower form http://www.cvh.org.cn/db/data_photos/data_index.php?id=1&page=316&orderr=SPPING_LATIN2. In fact FoC thinks Pseuderanthemum polyanthum (C. B. Clarke ex Oliver) can be misidentified with Rhinacanthus calcaratus (Wall.)Nees. At least two more Pseuderanthemum distributed in India can have flowers with similar form.

But, here the upper leaves are seemingly sessile and pubescent and significantly smaller than those Pseuderanthemum above.

Rhinacanthus communis Nees of FBI (can't help...) is cultivated as well as wild in Deccan peninsula. In spite of Shrikant Ji's view please check what is the habit of wild form. Because it has several synonyms in FBI, one of which is Justicia scandens Vahl and also other. One African species have upper leaves sessile.
Leaf size, whatever little can be found in your pics, and calyx lobes suggest it can be Rhinacanthus.

Thank you
Regards
surajit

Dinesh Valke

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Apr 5, 2015, 10:01:12 AM4/5/15
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Thanks Surajit ji. I have no idea about this plant - my initial thought was it could be Rhinacanthus nasutus. Not sure anymore.
Regards.
Dinesh

surajit koley

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Apr 5, 2015, 11:11:21 AM4/5/15
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I am/was also so much hesitant, Dinesh Ji The inflorescence is very special and there are so many Justicia, Rostellularia etc.

Thank you
Regards

Gurcharan Singh

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Gurcharan Singh

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Saroj Kasaju

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Mar 14, 2021, 7:56:58 AMMar 14
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Rhinacanthus nasutus !
Thank you.

Saroj Kasaju


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Dinesh Valke

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Mar 17, 2021, 12:38:19 AMMar 17
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Yes Saroj ji, I am convinced. Thank you very much !!! Revising my flickr notes accordingly.
I had raised this query because the plant was found in a dried up habitat, and the plant had no leaves !!
Regards.
Dinesh

Saroj Kasaju

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Mar 28, 2021, 2:37:36 AMMar 28
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My pleasure !
Thank you Dinesh Ji !

Saroj Kasaju

Paradesi Anjaneyulu

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Mar 28, 2021, 12:42:59 PMMar 28
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I too with Saroj Ji,
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Saroj Kasaju

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Mar 28, 2021, 1:26:12 PMMar 28
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Thank you Paradesi Ji !

Saroj Kasaju


Dinesh Valke

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Mar 28, 2021, 10:38:13 PMMar 28
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Thank you very much Paradesi ji, for the ID.
Regards.
Dinesh
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