Rosaceae Week: Duchesnea indica from Kashmir

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Gurcharan Singh

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Oct 2, 2011, 10:17:15 PM10/2/11
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 Duchesnea indica (Andrews) Focke, H. G. A. Engler & K. A. E. Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 3(3):33. 1888 
Syn: Fragaria indica Andrews

Common names: false strawberryIndian-strawberrymock strawberryyellow-flowered strawberry

Perennial spreading herb with long stolons; leaves trifoliate, hairy on both surfaces, leaflets obovate to rhombic-oblong, up to 4 cm long, margin serrate; flower 1.5-2 cm across, yellow; epicalyx 3-lobed at apex; petals oblong-obovate, slightly longer than sepals; carpels free, numerous; fruit fleshy, red, up to 1.5 cm across; 

Fruits are attractive but deceptive, being totally tasteless to eat. Very Common in Kashmir valley in forest shade and wet slopes.

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Balkar Arya

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Oct 2, 2011, 11:17:55 PM10/2/11
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Nice Catch Sir
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Dr Balkar Singh
Head, Deptt. of Botany and Biotechnology
Arya P G College, Panipat
Haryana-132103
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