Aechmanthera gossypina from Chakrata Mussoorie Road pl. validate

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Gurcharan Singh

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22 Sept 2011, 1:30:36 pm22/09/11
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Aechmanthera gossypina (Wall. ex Nees) Nees, Pl. As. Rar. 3: 87, 1832

Syn: Ruellia tomentosa Wall.; Ruellia gossypina Nees; Aechmanthera tomentosa Nees

Small shrubby plant to 130 cm tall, covered with white felt; leaves elliptic, toothed, white-tomentose beneath; flowers purplish to blue, 2-2.5 cm long, in elongated clusters forming lax leafy spike; calyx lobes linear, densely glandulary-hairy, corolla funnel-shaped, shallowly 5-lobed.

Photographed along roadsides on Mussoorie-Chakrata Road on September 16, 2011

Please validate the identification. Here are some links






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Balkar Arya

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22 Sept 2011, 8:25:25 pm22/09/11
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Thanks Sir for this upload Now Situation Clear but i think i missed this plant to shoot
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Balkar Arya

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23 Sept 2011, 7:57:30 am23/09/11
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Finally i got my plant also
here are mine from same place
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Gurcharan Singh

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23 Sept 2011, 8:05:50 am23/09/11
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Yes Balkar ji, you have got it
but somehow I missed the Pteracanthus, thinking that I already had many.


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J.M. Garg

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29 Aug 2014, 8:28:03 pm29/08/14
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Feedback as per another thread:
My earlier upload as Aechmanthera may be Strobilanthes, perhaps S. glutinosus because of petioled leaves, foliaceous looking persistent bracts although calyx is not glandular pubescent. Pl. suggest ID.

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J.M. Garg

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30 Aug 2014, 2:37:06 am30/08/14
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A reply:
"It looks like Aechmathera gosypina to me.
                                     Krishan Lal"

J.M. Garg

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6 Sept 2014, 4:31:31 am06/09/14
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Forwarding again for Id confirmation or otherwise please.

Some earlier relevant feedback:

Feedback as per another thread:
My earlier upload as Aechmanthera may be Strobilanthes, perhaps S. glutinosus because of petioled leaves, foliaceous looking persistent bracts although calyx is not glandular pubescent. Pl. suggest ID. - from Singh ji.                                        
It looks like Aechmathera gosypina to me.
Krishan Lal 

 

 

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Date: 22 September 2011 23:00
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J.M. Garg

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6 Sept 2014, 10:56:37 am06/09/14
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Thanks, Dr. Wood.

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I believe this is Strobilanthes tomentosa (Nees) J.R.I.Wood which is the correct name for Aechmanthea gossypina.
 
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John wood
 

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Gurcharan Singh

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2 Oct 2014, 1:05:40 pm02/10/14
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Dear members
This plant was identifies as Aechmanthera gossypina now named as Strobilanthes tomentosa. In his personal communication he considered it as variation of this species.
The other plant which I thought actual Aechmanthera gossypina was also confirmed by Dr. Wood as S. tomentosa


To me both plants look very different. If this is correctly identified we need to have relook at other one.


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Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
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Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
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