Re: 01/08/2011/YRP/01/Naoroz Estate, Chethalayam, Sultan Bathery, Wayanad.

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Giby Kuriakose

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Aug 18, 2011, 3:14:25 AM8/18/11
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I visited Yazdi Ji's farm on 16-08-2011 and I could see the plant growing there. AWth the live specimen I collected I could identify the plant as Gomphostemma heyneanum Wall. ex Benth. of Lamiaceae family. This species is endemic to the Southern Western Ghats in the evergreen forests. 

Yazdi Ji's farm is a wonderful place which is adjacent to Waynad Wildlife sanctuary with elephants, spotted deer, Malabar giant Squirrel, Hanuman Langur as frequent visitors.  
I am attaching 2 close ups of the flowers of the species as well.



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Giby

 

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Yazdy Palia

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Aug 18, 2011, 9:12:36 AM8/18/11
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The visit of Giby Ji was really enjoyable. He explained many of the
things that I could not understand earlier.
Regards
Yazdy.

Tanay Bose

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Aug 18, 2011, 10:04:49 AM8/18/11
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Very nice shot of Gomphostemma heyneanum Giby Ji
Thanks for sharing
Tanay

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Giby Kuriakose

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Aug 19, 2011, 8:54:48 AM8/19/11
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This is a different variety. In this specimen, the flowers are lax as seen in the first picture and as Manu identified, it is Gomphostemma heyneanum var. rottleri and the one that were uploaded by Yazdi Ji and myself is Gomphostemma heyneanum var. heyneanum. But as far as I know this variety has been recorded from further south (Idukki and Thrissur) according to Sasidharan, 2004. Further, the habitat of this variety has been recorded as Moist deciduous and semi evergreen.   


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Giby




On 19 August 2011 13:44, manudev madhavan <manudevk...@gmail.com> wrote:
Dear All, 

here are my snaps, taken from Wayanad..
In my folder this plant is named as Gomphostemma heyneanum var. rottleri ???
but I couldnt find any such name in "the plantlist"
Is there any varieties there?

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Department of Botany, 
Centre for Postgraduate Studies & Research 
St. Joseph's College, Devagiri
Kozhikode- 673 008
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