Apiaceae (Umbelliferae) Week: Anethum sowa from Delhi

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Gurcharan Singh

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Jul 31, 2011, 9:21:11 PM7/31/11
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Anethum sowa Roxb. ex Fleming,  Asiat. Res. 11: 156 1810.
syn: Anethum graveolens subsp. sowa (Roxb. ex Fleming) N. F. Koren

Common names: Indian dill
Vernacular names: Shatapushpa, satahva, madhura

This popular culinary herb in India often used as vegetable in vegetative form, and dried seeds source of apiol used in medicine. has always confused me when I compare it with dill which has distinct large wings in fruit, a feature totally lacking in our sowa plant. Can any member throw light on this.

Photographed from Botanical Garden of Khalsa College in Delhi.



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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
http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/

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Gurcharan Singh

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Jul 31, 2011, 9:26:21 PM7/31/11
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Here are exclusive photographs of Anethum sowa. The plant is often confused with Fennel, but is quite distinct in its sharper fragrans, darker colour of leaves, slender stems and leaves, smaller darker yellow flowers and smaller darker fruits. In the above set I had photographed two side by side. Here it is exclusive one.


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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
http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/ 

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Ushadi micromini

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Aug 2, 2011, 1:45:09 AM8/2/11
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Until today, did not know flowers could tell the difference
between the two,
always thought you had to taste the florets to know....

from now on will photograph the flowers faces more carefully...
to document and to know...
thanks..Gurucharanji..

Usha di
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On Aug 1, 6:26 am, Gurcharan Singh <singh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Here are exclusive photographs of Anethum sowa. The plant is often confused
> with Fennel, but is quite distinct in its sharper fragrans, darker colour of
> leaves, slender stems and leaves, smaller darker yellow flowers and smaller
> darker fruits. In the above set I had photographed two side by side. Here it
> is exclusive one.
>
> --
> 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: 9810359089http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/
>
> On Mon, Aug 1, 2011 at 6:51 AM, Gurcharan Singh <singh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > *Anethum sowa* Roxb. ex Fleming,  Asiat. Res. 11: 156 1810.
> > syn: *Anethum graveolens* subsp. sowa (Roxb. ex Fleming) N. F. Koren
>
> > Common names: Indian dill
> > Vernacular names: Shatapushpa, satahva, madhura
>
> > This popular culinary herb in India often used as vegetable in vegetative
> > form, and dried seeds source of apiol used in medicine. has always confused
> > me when I compare it with dill which has distinct large wings in fruit, a
> > feature totally lacking in our sowa plant. Can any member throw light on
> > this.
>
> > Photographed from Botanical Garden of Khalsa College in Delhi.
>
> > --
> > 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
> >http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/
>
>
>
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