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Ashwini Vaidya

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Jul 21, 2008, 11:39:58 AM7/21/08
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Hello all,

I found this plant on my campus in Gachibowli recently. Someone seems to have planted it here. My book describes it as Rauvolfia serpentina (common names - Serpent root, Sarpagandha) , found in evergreen forests. No idea who is trying to cultivate it in the hot Hyderabad climate but it seems to have survived so far. Hope the id is correct.



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J.M. Garg

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Jul 21, 2008, 11:52:14 AM7/21/08
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I think so, Ashwini ji. From Indiantreepix Database:
Rauvolfia serpentina (Syn. Ophioxylon sepentinum)  Apocynaceae Indian Snakeroot, Sarpagandha, Snakeroot plant, chotachand at Bhadreshwar, Hooghly ( West Bengal)- 16/7/07- Debasish ji. Rauwolfia serpentina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Rauvolfia serpentina. - indiantreepix | Google Groups Rauvolfia serpentina Rauvolfia serpentina


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Nudrat

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Jul 22, 2008, 1:58:58 AM7/22/08
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The plant in the pic is Rauvolfia serpentina indeed

On Jul 21, 8:52 pm, "J.M. Garg" <jmga...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I think so, Ashwini ji. From Indiantreepix Database:
>        *Rauvolfia serpentina (Syn. Ophioxylon sepentinum) *
> *Apocynaceae* *Indian
> Snakeroot, Sarpagandha, Snakeroot plant, chotachand* at Bhadreshwar, Hooghly
> ( West Bengal)- 16/7/07- Debasish ji. Rauwolfia serpentina - Wikipedia, the
> free encyclopedia <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rauwolfia_serpentina> Rauvolfia
> serpentina. - indiantreepix | Google
> Groups<http://groups.google.co.in/group/indiantreepix/browse_thread/thread/d...>
> Rauvolfia
> serpentina<http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/CropFactSheets/rauvolfia.html>
> Rauvolfia
> serpentina<http://www.crescentbloom.com/plants/Specimen/RA/Rauvolfia%20serpentin...>
>
> On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 9:09 PM, Ashwini Vaidya <ashwini.vai...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Hello all,
>
> > I found this plant on my campus in Gachibowli recently. Someone seems to
> > have planted it here. My book describes it as Rauvolfia serpentina (common
> > names - Serpent root, Sarpagandha) , found in evergreen forests. No idea who
> > is trying to cultivate it in the hot Hyderabad climate but it seems to have
> > survived so far. Hope the id is correct.
>
> > --
> > Ashwini
>
> --
> With regards,
> J.M.Garg
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