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Prashant awale

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May 23, 2010, 3:35:10 PM5/23/10
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Dear Friends,
Came across this plant in a Nursery near Karnala Bird Sanctuary.

Date/Time: 23-05-2010 / 12:10PM
Location:  Nursery near Karnala Bird Sanctuary
Habitat: Garden
Flowers are white coloured, small  in size (5 to 7mm).
Fruits: Red, globuse (8 to 10mm in Dia).

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Prashant

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R. Vijayasankar

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May 23, 2010, 3:41:21 PM5/23/10
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Nice pictures Prashant ji. This is Rauvolfia tetraphylla.

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R. Vijayasankar


Prashant awale

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May 23, 2010, 3:43:17 PM5/23/10
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Thanks Vijayasankar ji.
regards
Prashant

tanay bose

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May 23, 2010, 11:40:01 PM5/23/10
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 Rauvolfia tetraphylla Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 208. 1753.

Shrubs to 2 m tall, pubescent or tomentose when young, glabrescent with age. Leaves in whorls of 3-5; petiole 2-5 mm; leaf blade ovate, narrowly ovate, or oblong, 1-15 X 0.8-4 cm, membranous, base broadly cuneate to rounded, apex acute or obtuse; lateral veins 5-12 pairs. Peduncle 1-4 cm. Corolla white, tube urceolate, 2-3 mm, long hairy inside distal half; lobes ovate or suborbicular. Stamens inserted at corolla throat. Ovaries connate. Drupes subglobose, 5-10 mm in diam., glabrous, connate. Seeds 2. Fl. May, fr. Jun-Aug. 2n = 66.

Native to tropical America
Cultivated for medicine.

The latex has been reported to be emetic, cathartic, and expectorant and is used for treating dropsy. The fruit juice is used as a substitute for ink.

Illustration: http://www.efloras.org/object_page.aspx?object_id=86324&flora_id=2
 
Adopted from Eflora of China
 
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Prashant awale

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May 24, 2010, 12:45:43 PM5/24/10
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Thanks Tanay ji for the info.
regards
Prashant

tanay bose

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May 25, 2010, 12:14:03 AM5/25/10
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Welcome Prasant ji
Tanay
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