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Prashant awale

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Jul 17, 2010, 12:54:04 PM7/17/10
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Dear Friends,
Requesting ID for this Shrub.

Date/Time: 17-07-2010 / 01:50PM
Location: Matheran
Habitat: Wild
Plant Habit: Shrub (Approx. 1.5 to 2 m)
Leaves: Opposite, approx. 4 to 10cm, shining, petiole around 4 to 5 mm.
Flower: white, approx. 1.5cm

regards
Prashant
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Dinesh Valke

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Jul 17, 2010, 1:18:03 PM7/17/10
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... the American serpentwood, Rauvolfia tetraphylla.
Regards.

shrikant ingalhalikar

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Jul 17, 2010, 1:21:44 PM7/17/10
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This is R. verticillata syn. R. densiflora. Regards, Shrikant
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Prashant awale

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Jul 17, 2010, 1:23:11 PM7/17/10
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Dear Dinesh,
Thanks for the lead. I think this should be Rauvolfia verticillata.
regards
Prashant

Dinesh Valke

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Jul 17, 2010, 1:27:41 PM7/17/10
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Many thanks Shrikant ji, and Prashant ... was not aware of this species of Rauvolfia ... finding it to be native of India.
And of course, with light thrown on ID, seeing clear difference in flowers of tetraphylla and verticillata.

Regards.

tanay bose

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Jul 17, 2010, 2:59:11 PM7/17/10
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Dear All,

As Shrikant Ji stated this plant is indeed Rauvolfia verticillata (Lour.) Baill. Engl. Though the plant mimicries the leaf morphology and phyllotaxy observed in Rauvolfia tetraphylla (i.e. unequal leaves in terminal whorl) still it has some floral characters and inflorescence diagnostic to the particular species for example nodal inflorescence (cyme), Corolla white, corolla tube cylindrical, lobes broadly elliptic or ovate.

Rauvolfia verticillata is also known to possess high medicinal values.

 

Regards

Tanay

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Dr. Arvind Kadus

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Jul 22, 2010, 1:41:07 PM7/22/10
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Dear all I think this is R. densiflora as Shrikant ji said. There are
plenty of plants in Amboli area, Leaves are much larger than that of
R. tetraphylla, fruits also in bigger size than that of R.tetraphylla.
When rippened they become black while in R.tetraphylla they turned red
and then black. My observation. I am having three baby plants planted
in my house collected from Amboli.
Thanx.
regards,
Dr.Kadus Arvind Pune.

On Jul 17, 11:59 pm, tanay bose <tanaybos...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear All,
>
> As Shrikant Ji stated this plant is indeed *Rauvolfia verticillata* *(Lour.)
> Baill. **Engl. Though the plant mimicries the leaf morphology and phyllotaxy
> observed in **Rauvolfia tetraphylla **(i.e. unequal leaves in terminal
> whorl) still it has some floral characters and inflorescence diagnostic to
> the particular species for example nodal inflorescence (cyme), *Corolla
> white, corolla tube cylindrical, lobes broadly elliptic or ovate.
>
> *Rauvolfia verticillata **is also known to possess high medicinal values.*
>
> * *
>
> *Regards*
>
> *Tanay*
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>
> On Sat, Jul 17, 2010 at 10:57 PM, Dinesh Valke <dinesh.va...@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > Many thanks Shrikant ji, and Prashant ... was not aware of this species of
> > *Rauvolfia* ... finding it to be native of India.
> > And of course, with light thrown on ID, seeing clear difference in flowers
> > of *tetraphylla* and *verticillata*.
>
> > Regards.
>
> > On Sat, Jul 17, 2010 at 10:53 PM, Prashant awale <pkaw...@gmail.com>wrote:
>
> >> Dear Dinesh,
> >> Thanks for the lead. I think this should be *Rauvolfia verticillata.*
> >> regards
> >> Prashant
>
> >> On Sat, Jul 17, 2010 at 10:48 PM, Dinesh Valke <dinesh.va...@gmail.com>wrote:
>
> >>> ... the American serpentwood, *Rauvolfia tetraphylla*.
> >>> Regards.
>
> >>> On Sat, Jul 17, 2010 at 10:24 PM, Prashant awale <pkaw...@gmail.com>wrote:
>
> >>>> Dear Friends,
> >>>> Requesting ID for this Shrub.
>
> >>>> Date/Time: 17-07-2010 / 01:50PM
> >>>> Location: Matheran
> >>>> Habitat: Wild
> >>>> Plant Habit: Shrub (Approx. 1.5 to 2 m)
> >>>> Leaves: Opposite, approx. 4 to 10cm, shining, petiole around 4 to 5 mm.
> >>>> Flower: white, approx. 1.5cm
>
> >>>> regards
> >>>> Prashant
>
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> Tanay Bose
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Muthu Karthick

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Jul 22, 2010, 3:31:27 PM7/22/10
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Dear all,
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Junior Research Fellow
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Dr. Arvind Kadus

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Jul 23, 2010, 1:54:10 PM7/23/10
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Dear All,
With ref. to these pictures this plant seems to be highted more than 5
to 7 feets. R. densiflora, all the plants I have seen are taller than
5 feet.In case of R. tetraphylla, the hight of the plant is limited to
max. 2 feets. berries also small. Attaching herewith the pictures of
the same R. densiflora
Regards,
Dr. Kadus Arvind




On Jul 23, 12:31 am, Muthu Karthick <nmk....@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear all,
>  Please have a look at this link of *R.densiflora*:http://groups.google.co.in/group/indiantreepix/browse_thread/thread/1...
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