Achyranthes coynei Santapau, Kew Bull. 3: 488 1948 publ. 1949. (Unresolved);
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ak-ky-RAN-thees — from the Greek words: achyr (chaff) and anthos (flower) … Dave’s Botanary
COIN-ee-eye — probably named for Fr. Aloysius M. Coyne, Principal of St. Xavier College

commonly known as: Coyne’s chaff-flower • Marathi: लाल अघाडा lal aghada

Endemic to: north Western Ghats (India)

Achyranthes coynei is rather a big brother of A. aspera with much larger plant often reaching 3.5 m tall, much longer spike 35-60 cm long, larger flowers reaching 2 cm in diam. when fully open. Pink flowered plants are also found in Western Himalayas, but these clearly belong to A. bidentata 
  
 


 

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Achyranthes coynei Santapau 
ak-ky-RAN-thees — from the Greek words: achyr (chaff) and anthos (flower) … Dave’s Botanary
COIN-ee-eye — probably named for Fr. Aloysius M. Coyne, Principal of St. Xavier College
commonly known as: Coyne’s chaff-flower • Marathi: लाल अघाडा lal aghada
Endemic to: north Western Ghats (India)
References: Flowers of IndiaFloristic Survey of Institute of ScienceSahyadri Database 
at Koraigad on 15 OCT 10


Crisp and clear pics


 

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Chenopodiaceae and Amaranthaceae Week :: PKA10 : Achyranthes coynei:

It a small annual herb from “Amaranthaceae” family.
Local name: Lal Aghada
Sc. Name: Achyranthes coynei.


Nice Snap …
Another North Western Ghats Endemic which was described from Khandala by Father Santapau.

Here is an interesting Paper with more details of its characters and distribution
http://threatenedtaxa.org/ZooPrintJournal/2011/June/o268526vi111875-1879.pdf


Perhaps you forgot to mention the place. You may do it to prevent it being confused with pink flowering form of A. bidentata in Western Himalayas


 

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[efloraofindia:106426] Is it Achranthes coynei :  Attachments (4). 5 posts by 4 authors.
may be this can help.


I think it is Achyranthes coynei Santapau of Amaranthaceae family.

A habit picture of the plant would complete the set in this thread and would give clarity for the species.


pls give full information about the pic.. Achyranthes coynei has big flowering spike and leave margin purple,, though the picture here may be A. coynei


Yes I agree with …

Achyranthes coynei is rather a big brother of A. aspera with much larger plant often reaching 3.5 m tall, much longer spike 35-60 cm long, larger flowers reaching 2 cm in diam. when fully open. Pink flowered plants are also found in Western Himalayas, but these clearly belong to A. bidentata. Above plant needs to to be critically examined as leaves from texture (whatever visible) look like A aspera and not A. bidentata.


 

 

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It is my pleasure to share few images of Achyranthes aspera (Amaranthaceae 

Habit: Herb 

Habitat: Waste lands 

Sighting: Chikmagalur and Tumkur about 1000 msl and 800 msl respectively 

Date: 28-10-2014, 02-11-2014 and 14-10-2015 


nice close ups


I uploaded these images in Indian Flora group of Facebook recently. … says that it is Achyranthes coynei and has provided a link containing relevant literature that I am attaching here. Kindly examine.
Yes Achyranthes coynei


 

 
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