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In A. lanata the flower cluster form very short spikes (0.5-1.5 cm long) in leaf axils; leaves are broader (1-2 cm broad), obovate or elliptic-orbicular
In A. tomentosa (syn. of Aerva javanica (Burm.f.) Juss. ex Schult. ) flowers occur in up to 10 cm long spikes forming terminal leafless white-woolly panicles; leaves are narrower (0.5-1 cm broad) and leaves linear to linear-oblong in shape;
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One more from Jhalana Forest,

Botanical Name: Aerva persica (Burm.f.)

Photo Taken on:19/10/2008

Place:Smiriti van, Jaipur

A much branched, erect, hoary-tomentose, perennial undershrub, upto one meter high. Stem teret, covered with thick, easly detachable tomentum.. Leaves alternate, linear oblong, acute at apex..

Fl… & Fr.: Fl& Fr-Aug-Jan


Lovely pictures, …

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Chenopodiaceae and Amaranthaceae Week: BRS 010 for id BRS 001:   Pl. find the attached file contain photo for.id. request. Not that much clear photo.
got from old photos collection. Don’t have any other images.
Location: Coimbatore
date: 2010
habitat: Road side
Habit: herb


I think this is Aerva persica (Burm.f.) Merr.

Aerva javanica of family Amaranthaceae, commonly known as Desert Cotton, is a wild plant found here.



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Herb for ID : SPC-031 : 08-07-2013 : Baroda :  Attachments (2). 5 posts by 4 authors.

I found some unidentified plants while sorting some of last year’s folders. This plant was clicked in April 2012 and it was flowering at that time. Please help to identify it.


… could this be Aerva lanata ?


It may be Aerva javanica (= A. tomentosa).


Aerva javanica

A common weed here.


Thank you very much… for the prompt id. I’m taking this to be Aerva javanica



 

 

ID COimbatore of 21-June-2014 : 8 posts by 6 authors. Attachments (2).

Request for ID.
Road side plant in Coimbatore. Surroundings dr,not near western ghat area. Plant around 1 foot in length.

Leaf pale green, with overall silvery-wash appearance. Leaves and other parts of the plant not tomentose (but appears so). No aromatic smell. Flower spike resembles those of amaranthus species.


Aerva sp?


Aerva species so far in efi.


Aerva species


Seems to be Aerva javanica of Amaranthaceae to me.


Aerva javanica (Burm.f.) Juss. ex Schult. ?


Yes…looks exactly like that. Thank u all



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Aerva pseudotomentosa from DNP – 050110-NSD 128 : Attachments (1). 4 posts by 3 authors.

Recently visited desert area of Rajasthan for a study tour organised by Govt of India, studied many plant sp. of desert area. During this tour our guide was Dr G. Singh from AFRI Joodhpur. I photographed this plant on 16-12-09 from Desert National Park area. According to local staff and Dr G. Singh this is Aerva pseudotomentosa.

I tried to confirm form net but not found any reference.

Any comments from our experts are invited.


Leaves up to 9mm broad, spikes 1-2.5 cm long, panicles leafy–If yes then it is your species.


The given photo is of Aerva pseudotomentosa commonly known as BUI or BUHI. very common weed in the North Rajasthan.


Appears close to images at Aerva javanica


 


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plant for ID from haryana : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)- 2 MB.
please help me identify this plant from Haryana
date of collection 22/10/2017
habit – small shrub
flowers white
leaves absent
plant parts wooly
Problem: not a very good photo, therefore letting go off the photo uploading norms. i sincerely apologise for that.

Amaranthaceae member?


I have arrived at a genus named Salsola from Amaranthaceae. can you help me identify the species.


Thanks, … Pl. check comparative images at Salsola



With the given image, only Aerva sp. can be speculated..



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Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park, Jodhpur

Date: October 24, 2018 … Altitude: about 300 m (980 feet) asl

Aerva javanica  (Burm.f.) Juss. ex Schult.


Resurfacing this post for ID validation.


I think id seems to be correct as per Aerva javanica


 


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Jodhpur  urban

Date: October 23, 2018 … Altitude: about 230 m (750 feet) asl
Aerva javanica  (Burm.f.) Juss. ex Schult.
I glanced through eFI, FoI and few pages on internet. Most of the pictures illustrate plant with bushy habit (that is, with multiple branching from base). The posted plant however is a stand-alone erect plant, about a metre height, does not look like it is going to grow bushy. Perhaps attributed to urban environment versus sandy. Please validate the ID.

Thanks, …, You may be right after I went through the images at efi page and comparative images, at first glance.


Thank you very much …
Resurfacing this post to get the ID validated.

Yes. Here inflorescence appears longer.



 

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Aerva javanica :: Jaisalmer :: 25 OCT 18 : 2 posts by 2 authors. 5 images.

Jaisalmer  … the golden city

Date: October 25, 2018 … Altitude: about 225 m (740 feet) asl
Aerva javanica  (Burm.f.) Juss. ex Schult.

After perusing comparative images at Aerva and further details, I think inflorescence is more closer to images at Aerva sanguinolenta (L.) Blume.
Flora of Pakistan says about leaves as below:
Leaves broadly to narrowly ellipitic or elliptic-lanceolate or elliptic-ovate, cuneate to attenuate at the base, acute to acuminate at the apex, densely whitish-canescent on both surfaces (rarely green and only thinly hairy), those of the main stem below the inflorescence c. 1.5-18 x 0.8-6 cm, petiole up to 2 cm long; branch and inflorescence leaves gradually reducing.

Pl. check.


Aerva javanica, no doubt. 

Here is the link for A. sanguinolenta (this one is wild….I am told it come in red too and is ornamental)
Leaves are very different…..long narrow, and abundant soft silky hairs everywhere on plant tells A. javanica apart from all other Aerva /Nothosaerva species.

Thank you very very much …

I will during later part of day, resurface some other Aerva posts of mine, if any of them are pending for validations.


I am not convinced as the inflorescence looks different in Aerva javanica as per images herein.


Thanks … for validating. I will go with the ID that will be concluded.


Presenting my collection of Aerva javanica from Patan in Gujarat in December 2016
8 images- These photos I shot chiefly as close-ups.
Next few photos are from Jaisalmer, Rajasthan in month of August 2016 – 8 images.
These two sets of photos show  effect of climate and amount of rainfall , which is
definitely very less in Jaisalmer ……..leaves smaller, narrower and flowering spike
shorter in Jaisalmer.

This last photo is again from Patan- 1 image. This is a Young plant , near a drainage line (in red circle is another plant, an asteraceae member)



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via Species‎ > ‎A‎ > Aerva javanica (Burm.f.) Juss. ex Schult. … family: Amaranthaceae
October 25, 2018 … Jaisalmer

Please once check sir it’s not A. javanica.


Thanks … Please help me with the ID if this is not A. javanica.

I have gone by the desert flora, though not with full confidence.


According to E Flora of India and Flora of Andhra Pradesh. Could be A. sanguinolenta.


Thanks very much …
Actually I am keen to know which characteristics of the posted plant rule out A. javanica,
A. javanica is supposed to be most common in Jaisalmer and the adjoining Thar desert.
In flora of Jaisalmer / Rajasthan, there are other species of Aerva too … lanata, persica as well as sanguinolenta.
When I think of A. sanguinolenta, I see is as dense as posted plant, also I expect to see good amount of leaves.

I earnestly request more people to critically validate ID of the posted plant.


any close ups?


I have some other pictures of the posted plant. I will post them separately day-after.

Plus, all other Aerva plants that I encountered at Jaisalmer and Jodhpur.

I think I have already posted most of them. Will check and post.


After perusing comparative images at Aerva and further details, I think inflorescence is more closer to images at Aerva sanguinolenta (L.) Blume.
Flora of Pakistan says about leaves as below:
Leaves broadly to narrowly ellipitic or elliptic-lanceolate or elliptic-ovate, cuneate to attenuate at the base, acute to acuminate at the apex, densely whitish-canescent on both surfaces (rarely green and only thinly hairy), those of the main stem below the inflorescence c. 1.5-18 x 0.8-6 cm, petiole up to 2 cm long; branch and inflorescence leaves gradually reducing.

Pl. check.


Thanks … very much.
Let us hope someone validates the ID with full confidence.

This is Aerva javanica as validated in another post.


AY-er-va — Latinized form of the Arabic name for this plant … Dave’s Botanary
juh-VAHN-ih-kuh — of or from Java … Dave’s Botanarycommonly known as: desert cotton, Javanese wool plant, kapok bush, pillow-weed, snow bush • Gujarati: બૂર bour • Hindi: सफेद बूई safed bui • Kachchhi: બૂર bour • Kannada: ದೊಡ್ಡ ಹಿಂಡಿ ಗಿಡ dodda hindi gida • Marathi: कल kal, खुल khul • Rajasthani: बूई bui • Tamil: சிமிலி cimili, பெரியபூளை periya-pulai • Telugu: మగబీర magabira, పెద్ద పిండి pedda pindi, పిండి కొండ pindi konda

botanical namesAerva javanica (Burm.f.) Juss. ex Schult. … synonymsAerva incana Mart. • Aerva wallichii Moq. … status at The Plants List (2013). Version 1.1.

Bibliography / etymology
~~~~~ ENGLISH ~~~~~
desert cotton
Javanese wool plant
kapok bush
pillow-weed
snow bush
~~~~~ GUJARATI ~~~~~
બૂર bour
~~~~~ HINDI ~~~~~
सफेद बूई safed bui
~~~~~ KACHCHHI ~~~~~
બૂર bour
  • FLORA OF BARDA MOUNTAIN (KATHIAWAD) by THAKAR, JAIKRISHNA INDRAJI, 1910
  • PLANTS OF CUTCH AND THEIR UTILITY by THAKAR, JAIKRISHNA INDRAJI, 1926
~~~~~ KANNADA ~~~~~
ದೊಡ್ಡ ಹಿಂಡಿ ಗಿಡ dodda hindi gida
~~~~~ MARATHI ~~~~~
कल kal
  • FLORA OF BARDA MOUNTAIN (KATHIAWAD) by THAKAR, JAIKRISHNA INDRAJI, 1910
  • PLANTS OF CUTCH AND THEIR UTILITY by THAKAR, JAIKRISHNA INDRAJI, 1926
खुल khul
    • FLORA OF BARDA MOUNTAIN (KATHIAWAD) by THAKAR, JAIKRISHNA INDRAJI, 1910

    • PLANTS OF CUTCH AND THEIR UTILITY by THAKAR, JAIKRISHNA INDRAJI, 1926

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~~~~~ RAJASTHANI ~~~~~
बूई bui
~~~~~ TAMIL ~~~~~
சிமிலி cimili
பெரியபூளை periya-pulai
  • Tamil lexicon [Madras], University of Madras
  • ENVIS – FRLHT
  • also பெரும்பூளை peru-m-pulai or, simply பூளை pulai … Tamil lexicon [Madras], University of Madras
  • also found written as பீளை pilai … Tamil lexicon [Madras], University of Madras
~~~~~ TELUGU ~~~~~
మగబీర magabira
పెద్ద పిండి pedda pindi
పిండి కొండ pindi konda


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Identification please. ID No-018 : Attachments (2).  1 post by 1 author.

Place-Challakarae

Dist-Chitradurga,Karnataka
Habitat-Dry-land

Date of Pic. taken-02.08.2013


Buddleja sp. ??

Amaranthaceae?

Aerva Species?


You may be right … !


May be Aerva javanica (Burm.f.) Juss. ex Schult. as per comparative images at Aerva


 


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