Acanthospermum hispidum

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Satish Phadke

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Oct 19, 2011, 11:58:38 AM10/19/11
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Acanthospermum hispidum
Observed in Pune. Growing in open areas around Pune city flowering last 7 days.
Marathi : Landga लांडगा
Family : Asteraceae
Small annualherb.50cm height.Stem erect. Branches dichotomous covered with glandular hairs.
Leaves opposite sessile 3-7 cm elliptic obovate attenuate at base hairy.
Flowers sessile solitary axillary. Ray florets with yellow ligulate corollas. Disc florets yellow tubular 5 lobed.
 Involucral bracts-5, oblong lanceolate 5mm margins hairy.
Achenes triangular bristly awned at apex. Most of the features above have been covered in the attached images.

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Dr Satish Phadke
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Satish Chile

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Oct 20, 2011, 2:17:40 AM10/20/11
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Very nice pictures Satish ji.
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Dr. Satish Kumar Chile

Ushadi micromini

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Oct 20, 2011, 2:19:06 AM10/20/11
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A very nice set...
nominating it today

is it medicinal?
I personally dont seem to remember...


do you know?

Usha di
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On Oct 19, 8:58 pm, Satish Phadke <drsmpha...@gmail.com> wrote:
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H S

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Oct 20, 2011, 4:57:07 AM10/20/11
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lovely upload,
Acanthospermum hispidum is an introduced species or exotic weed introduced recently, 

Acanthospermum means [Acantho=thorns, spermum =seeds and hispidum is refers to hairy plant]

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A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - a mere heart of stone

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