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Devi Nair

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Sep 18, 2010, 8:20:28 AM9/18/10
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After almost a year of trials and errors and disappointment, a batch of  seeds have finally sprouted. Attached are some pics.

 Any guesses as to the ID?



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Devi












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Pankaj Kumar

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Sep 18, 2010, 11:10:50 AM9/18/10
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what are those seeds of by the way?
Pankaj

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Yazdy Palia

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Sep 18, 2010, 3:19:11 PM9/18/10
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Hi Devi ,
You mean the gliricidia sepium that you had taken from me? If it is
so, I am surprised it sprouts so easily.
Regards
Yazdy.

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Devi Nair

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Sep 18, 2010, 11:35:28 PM9/18/10
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Hi Yazdy,The gliricidia sprouted easily enough.This is not the same. Meant to send you a pic.

Padmini'ji It is not A. Digitata.

Pankaj'ji Am attaching a pic. of just the seeds for one more try!
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Parjanya guru

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Sep 19, 2010, 2:28:46 AM9/19/10
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Strychnos nux-vomica L.
  I believe.




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Dinesh Valke

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Sep 19, 2010, 3:33:30 AM9/19/10
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... salutes dear Parjanya ... and in general to the group !!
Regards.

Devi Nair

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Sep 19, 2010, 3:46:45 AM9/19/10
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YES! Nux Vomica.

After some research I got to know that the seeds need to be at least 6 months old before they can be sprouted successfully, which also explained the mystery why the numerous seeds under the tree never sprouted or produced saplings. I was told by an old Mali at the Forest nursey that they needed to be soaked in hot water for about 20 minutes.

Both the tips helped.

Thanks to all who replied. This is a lovely group.
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Inderjeet Sethi

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Sep 21, 2010, 6:32:02 AM9/21/10
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Dear All,
I think, this is a kind of dormancy in seeds. It can be due to hard seed coat which needs to be broken. the treatment can be hot water, acid treatment or rubbing with sand paper. Purpose is to weaken the seed coat. The process is known as scarification. In nature it is brought about by microorganisms or friction. You may try chemical or mechanical scarification to break the dormancy.
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Pankaj Kumar

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Sep 21, 2010, 11:18:45 AM9/21/10
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Nux vomica is enlisted in the top 10 poisonous plants of the world so
beware of handling the seeds.
Pankaj

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Ushaprabha

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Sep 22, 2010, 2:51:39 AM9/22/10
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I agree with Dinesh.

On Sep 19, 12:33 pm, Dinesh Valke <dinesh.va...@gmail.com> wrote:
> ... salutes dear Parjanya ... and in general to the group !!
> Regards.
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> On Sun, Sep 19, 2010 at 11:58 AM, Parjanya guru <gurooji1...@gmail.com>wrote:
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> > *Strychnos nux-**vomica L.*
> > *  I believe.*
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> >   Parjanya Guru
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