Fruits & Vegetables Week: RVS-11

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Vijayasankar

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Jan 4, 2011, 11:35:12 PM1/4/11
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Basella rubra, at FRLHT's garden. Leaves used as green vegetable. It is also a medicinal plant.

 
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Vijayasankar Raman, Ph.D.
Post Doctoral Research Associate
National Center for Natural Products Research
Thad Cochran Research Center
University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS 38677
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Muthu Karthick

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Jan 5, 2011, 12:32:07 AM1/5/11
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'Pasalai keerai' in Tamil.
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tanay bose

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Jan 5, 2011, 12:52:59 AM1/5/11
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Puin saag in Bengali
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Gurcharan Singh

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Jan 5, 2011, 1:11:51 AM1/5/11
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Poi saag in Delhi. Here are some
 

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Jency Samuel

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Jan 5, 2011, 2:51:02 PM1/5/11
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What's the name of the purple-leaved variety of the same 'pasalai keerai' (in Tamil) called?

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Vijayasankar

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Jan 5, 2011, 3:09:01 PM1/5/11
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Pictures posted by me and Gurcharan ji in this thread are belong to the 'purple' variety. The stems, fruits and sometimes leaves have the coloration. These are always cultivated and i have not seen in wild.
 
This purple form is botanically known as Basella rubra (Synonym: Basella alba var. rubra).
 
The green form of 'pasalai keerai' is wild and all parts (lvs, stems, fruits) of the plant are green. It is Basella alba (or B. alba var. alba).
 
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Vijayasankar Raman, Ph.D.
Post Doctoral Research Associate
National Center for Natural Products Research
Thad Cochran Research Center
University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS 38677
Phone: +1 662 915 1018



Gurcharan Singh

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Jan 5, 2011, 4:12:21 PM1/5/11
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According to the latest Kew list it is now relegated to synonymy of B. alba



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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/ 

mani nair

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Jan 6, 2011, 11:03:49 AM1/6/11
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Vijay ji, nice photo.  Other than used as a vegetable, it is also a very showy creeper used to decorate house front.  The berries are relished by birds like bulbuls. 

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Mani.

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