Thymus serpyllum

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amit chauhan

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May 26, 2011, 12:55:39 AM5/26/11
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Dear all,

Sending photos of Thymus serpyllum cultivated at our institutes farm.
Highly prized as spice and condiments, antiseptic, and having
essential oil rich in thymol which is used as powerful antifungal
agent.

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Dr. Amit Chauhan
Junior Technical Assistant
Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Research Centre,
Pantnagar, PO Dairy Farm Nagla, Pantnagar, Udham Singh Nagar,
Uttarakhand 263149
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Gurcharan Singh

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May 26, 2011, 1:27:02 AM5/26/11
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Yes Amit ji
This population seems to be different from ones I have seen in Kashmir and Manali, where the flowers have pnkish tinge.

By the way the correct name for our species is now Thymus linearis

Thymus linearis Benth., Pl. Asiat. Rar. 1: 31 1830.
syn: Thymus serpyllum auct. Himal (non L.)

Your plant with white flowers seems to be 

Thymus linearis var. album (B.Ghosh & U.C.Bhattach.) H.B.Naithani

Fl. Pl. India, Nepal & Bhutan 346 1990


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Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/ 

amit chauhan

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May 26, 2011, 2:37:02 AM5/26/11
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No sir this population was introduced from some Mediterranean country
way back in 1990's at our farm by one of the researcher it is typical
Thymus serpyllum L. There is lot of confusion about T. serpyllum in
India most of the earlier authors reported T. linearis of Indian
Himalaya with the name of preceding species. In Indian Himalaya only
one species of Thyme grows i.e. T. linearis as collected by you from
kashmir and manali.

On 5/26/11, Gurcharan Singh <sing...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Yes Amit ji
> This population seems to be different from ones I have seen in Kashmir and
> Manali, where the flowers have pnkish tinge.
>
> By the way the correct name for our species is now Thymus linearis
>

> *Thymus linearis* Benth., Pl. Asiat. Rar. 1: 31 1830.


> syn: Thymus serpyllum auct. Himal (non L.)
>
> Your plant with white flowers seems to be

> *Thymus* *linearis* var. *album* (B.Ghosh & U.C.Bhattach.) H.B.Naithani


> Fl. Pl. India, Nepal & Bhutan 346 1990

> *
> *
> *


> --
> Dr. Gurcharan Singh
> Retired Associate Professor
> SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
> Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
> Phone: 011-25518297 Mob: 9810359089
> http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/

> *

Gurcharan Singh

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May 26, 2011, 3:16:15 AM5/26/11
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Amit ji
I would request you to recheck your population. Typical Thymus serpyllum var. serpyllum also has pink flowers. Your clearly has white flowers and should be Thymus serpyllum var. albus B.Ghosh & U.C.Bhattach.  This according to Kew Plant List is now correctly known as 

Perhaps any publication which describes or keys out the two species should help.

This link should help in understanding Thymus serpyllum



-- 
Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/ 



amit chauhan

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May 26, 2011, 4:33:40 AM5/26/11
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Sir,

I have checked the flowers are pink in colour

regards

On 5/26/11, Gurcharan Singh <sing...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Amit ji
> I would request you to recheck your population. Typical Thymus serpyllum
> var. serpyllum also has pink flowers. Your clearly has white flowers and

> should be *Thymus* *serpyllum* var. *albus* B.Ghosh & U.C.Bhattach. This
> according to Kew Plant List is now correctly known as *Thymus **linearis*
> var. *album* (B.Ghosh & U.C.Bhattach.)

Gurcharan Singh

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May 26, 2011, 7:55:07 AM5/26/11
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Amit ji
I request you to compare your plant with this one and decide which one is more white




-- 
Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/ 

amit chauhan

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May 26, 2011, 8:04:21 AM5/26/11
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Sir,

Is there any other differentiating character of T. serpyllum var.
albus from the typical. Please provide me as I am not having the
literature.

Gurcharan Singh

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May 26, 2011, 8:35:52 AM5/26/11
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That is also what I am looking for. Hope some one finds it.


-- 
Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/ 

amit chauhan

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May 27, 2011, 12:11:25 AM5/27/11
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Sir,

I have attached a photo of Thymus linearis which I have collected from
Kumaon Himalaya check out the leaves they are much more linear to
lanceolate while the photos I have attached has more ovate leaves. And
also I have seen flowers of different shades of Thymus from purple to
dark blue to pink.

Thymus linearis 1.JPG

Gurcharan Singh

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May 27, 2011, 12:39:39 AM5/27/11
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You may see this links also





Key differentiating the two species (rather three T. serpyllum, T. linearis and T. vulgaris) should help.

-- 
Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/ 

amit chauhan

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May 27, 2011, 1:01:03 AM5/27/11
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Sir,

My linearis have prominent lateral nerves on leaves thus it is
strongly going in The typical subspecies rather than subsp. hedgei
which have obsolete lateral nerves.

regards

On 5/27/11, Gurcharan Singh <sing...@gmail.com> wrote:
> You may see this links also
>
> http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=5&taxon_id=242425965
>
> http://www.efloras.org/object_page.aspx?object_id=96517&flora_id=5
>
> http://www.efloras.org/object_page.aspx?object_id=96518&flora_id=5
>
>
> Key differentiating the two species (rather three T. serpyllum, T. linearis
> and T. vulgaris) should help.
>

> <http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=5&taxon_id=242425965>--

JM Garg

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Oct 4, 2017, 4:02:52 AM10/4/17
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To me appears close to images at Thymus vulgaris L. posted by Singh ji.
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