efloraofindia:''For Id 03092011MR1’’ wild small yellow flower Pune

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Madhuri Raut

Sep 3, 2011, 1:10:03 AM9/3/11
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Request for identification

Date/Time- Aug 2011

Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Pune

Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-Wild

Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- looks like a climber but not sure


Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- green

Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- small yellow

Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- not seen




Nidhan Singh

Sep 3, 2011, 1:18:45 AM9/3/11
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This is Oxalis corniculata, Oxalidaceae. Very common and not a climber.


Dr. Nidhan Singh
Department of Botany
I.B. (PG) College
Panipat-132103 Haryana
Ph.: 09416371227

Madhuri Raut

Sep 3, 2011, 1:24:14 AM9/3/11
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Thank you Nidhanji
After you identified it I just found from the net its medicinal values and was astonished
Uses : Oxalis Corniculata plant is anthelmintic, anti-inflammatory, astringent, depurative, diuretic, emmenagogue, febrifuge, lithontripic, stomachic and styptic. It is used in the treatment of influenza, fever, urinary tract infections, enteritis, diarrhea, traumatic injuries, sprains and poisonous snake bites. An infusion can be used as a wash to rid children of hookworms. The plant is a good source of vitamin C and is used as an antiscorbutic in the treatment of scurvy.

The leaves are used as an antidote to poisoning by the seeds of Datura spp., arsenic and mercury. The leaf juice is applied to insect bites, burns and skin eruptions. It has an antibacterial activity. 

Yellow, orange and red to brown dyes are obtained from the flowers. The boiled whole plant yields a yellow dye. An infusion of leaves is used to remove opacities of the cornea and is dropped into the eyes for itching lids. A decoction of leaves is used as a gargle.


Gurcharan Singh

Sep 3, 2011, 3:37:22 AM9/3/11
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Yes a very common plant of shady habitats throughout India and elsewhere.

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

Satheesh George

Sep 3, 2011, 3:55:12 AM9/3/11
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Do you know the availability of Mentha aquatica?

Dr. Satheesh George
Senior Scientist
Plant Systematics and Genetic Resources Division
& 'CMPR' Herbarium
Centre for Medicinal Plants Research
Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal-676 503
Malappuram Dist., KERALA, INDIA
Mob. No. +919846033013
Ph. No.:  +914832806214

Satish Phadke

Sep 4, 2011, 12:25:58 PM9/4/11
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Yes very common
Often called as Ambushi आम्बुशी may be because of sour taste.

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