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Celandine Spider Flower; ‘Pan Tilwan’ ‘पाण तिळवण’ in Marathi;
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Flora of Eastern Ghats: Hill Ranges of South East India, Volume 1 By T. Pullaiah, D. Muralidhara Rao, K. Sri Ramamurthy (2002- Description & Keys- Cleome monophylla, Cleome gynandra, Cleome viscosa, Cleome rutidosperma, Cleome angustifolia, Cleome aspera, Cleome chelidonii & Cleome felina)
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Cleome chelidonii: Seen this beautiful herb at Ambazari Lake Nagpur.
Bot. Name: Cleome chelidonii
Family: Capparaceae

Date/Time: 04-09-2011 / 11:45AM


yes Cleome chelidonii, weed in wet land in Vidarbha



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Cleome chelidonii (Ratnagiri Dist):

Here I’m sending some Photographs of
Botanical Name – Cleome chelidonii L.f.
Common Name – Celandine Spider Flower
Vernacular Name- Pan tilvan
Family – Capparaceae
Date – August 2012

Location – Rajapur, Ratnagiri, MH.


Yes ID is Correct, & its Identified by me.

I got this plant near pond region, in Konkan.


…  wet feet question compelled me to look down at the leaves in the distant shots, they appear linear and no where near Cleome, although flower is very much like a cleome.

It would be nice if … uploads a photograph with leaves to allay our doubts.


Very beautiful photographs with habitat. Fruits and flowers confirm to be Cleome sp.


Thanks a lot – … For …, here i’m sending another some pics of d same plant.

For d identification I have refered FLORA OF MAHARASHTRA STATE – Dicotyledones VOL-1
I’m also sending scan copy of Flora which mentioned Cleome chelidonii L.f.

Kindly Please check n tell me, weather I’m right or wrong.


There is so much to know about Indian flora… yes I give you that flower is reminiscent …
and the seed pod … but such round seed pods develop in several plants I know of.. mustard is one that comes to mind…
the pic SDC10265-001.JPG shows that some animal is fond of grazing on it…
besides showing NOT A SINGLE CLEOME like leaf… at least to my eye.. I ‘ll await … email


BIG Thanks to … for raising the issue. It is Cleome simplicifolia

http://tariquesani.net/displayimage.php?pos=-2283


Here is another example of why it is important to upload photographs of leaves. Without the first photograph showing habitat, this plant would have easily gone into our records as Cleome chelidonii, a much similar looking in flowers except that here they are more lilac in shade than being purple. The simple linear leaves are highly distinctive of C. simplicifolia.

I also ignored the leaves being a distant shot, but thanks … for detecting ‘wet feet’ which forced me to look at leaves below on the plant.


In my concern…I have too observed simple leaves in Cleome chelidonii, in addition it only occurs in aquatic places or in marshy land; while C. simplicifolia is comparatively small, prostrate one with ovate leaves, fairy occurs in mainland….
Please see the attachment below for C. simplicifolia.

So the correct ID for … posted pics is C. chelidonii only….at least as per


This attached pic, is produced from the PHD thesis of Dr. V. T. Apradh (he is one of good frnd of mine) department of Botany, Shivaji University, Kolhapur. He has done PHD in Cleome. In addition, I have taken the picture of habit. SEM image was produced from the thesis too. He is very kind person so he made his thesis available online in the form of blog. I don’t think it would be problematic or something.


I think this can not be Cleome simplicifolia as the flowers appear to be larger. They are only 4-5mm in Cleome simplicifolia which is a very small herb. I think this is a bigger erect herb Cleome chelidonii  which is 30-60 cm tall. Probably she has missed to catch the rosette of basal leaves so they are not visible. What we see here are the upper linear lanceolate leaves.


Thanks Satish ji for correcting me fast

Let me put it this way. “”This is another example of why photographs without proper leaves can be confusing………..and where an internet upload (for me) can be more confusing”.
Yes it can’t be C. simplicifolia in which stamens are 10-12 in number. Yes the number of stamens do suggest C. chelidoni, but leaves are still a problem. I can’t see a single palmate leaf in all plants seen, and description in FBI does not mention about simple leaves in C. chelidoni.

Perhaps a photograph showing lower palmate leaves and simple linear cauline leaves clinches the issue.


I would like to mention once again n all u can see d Habitat picture SDC10270.JPG & DSCN0448.JPG in which clearly seen the plant was grown on aquatic place in Konkan, After catching some snaps heavy rain was started there, thats why I was not able to catch the rosette of basal leaves, but as per my field observations I concluded it C.chelidonii only, apart from rossete leaves stamens are also suugested dat its only C.chelidonii & … too agrred it – ” Yes it can’t be C. simplicifolia in which stamens are 10-12 in number. Yes the number of stamens do suggest C. chelidoni

I would say many thanks to … who uploded Morphological snap of C. simplicifolia.


It was a learning experience. For most plants II consult FBI which is fairly reliable, but does not mention simple leaves. I think I will also now buy Flora of Maharashtra.



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Cleome chelidonii at Gorewada Nagpur- 31Aug2014-PKA4 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (8).
Seen this beautiful erect aquatic herb (almost 80 to 90 cm tall) near a water stream joining Gorewada lake, Nagpur.
Bot. name: Cleome chelidonii
Family: Cleomaceae (Capparaceae)
Local name: Pan Tilvan
ID ref: Flowers of Sahyadri by Shri Shrikant Ingalhalikar..
Flowers closed down by 11:00AM
Sharing the photographs showing habitat, flowers and fruits..


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Capparaceae and Cleomaceae Fortnight: Cleome chelidonii from Nagpur :::: PKA6 : Attachments (4). 7 posts by 7 authors.
Seen this beautiful herb at Ambazari Lake Nagpur.
Bot. Name: Cleome chelidonii
Family:
Capparaceae
Date/Time: 04-09-2011 / 11:45AM

Another nice find. Not yet lucky to get to this plant.



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Capparaceae and Cleomaceae Fortnight: Cleome chelidonii from Nagpur :::: PKA7 : Attachments (2). 6 posts by 6 authors.
One more set of photographs of  Cleome chelidonii (Family: Capparaceae),
Location: Near Gorewada lake, Nagpur
Date:21-10-09


Yet another beautiful set of pictures.



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Flora Identification. : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)

Location-Birur, chickmanglore district, Karnataka.
Herb (Weak diffuse stem)
Leaf-Whorled (You can notice in one of the attached photo that whorled leaf modified into bract), Racemose (Corymb) or solitary axilary? Bi-sexual, Polyandrous, Syncarpous, Hypogynous, polypetalous, actinomorphic calyx.
Fruit- Dry dehiscent (Pod),
Is it Inflorescence?? or stem because the whorled leaf as on the main axis of inflorescence goes on modifying to bract like structure. Experts have to confirm.

It is Cleome chelidonii of Cleomaceae



Images by Geetha Rane (1, ID by Neil), Anita Kindre (2,3,4) and Prashant (5)

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HIpparga in Solapur, Maharashtra; On 5/7/09 around Pocharam Lake, Distt. Medak, AP;  06/09/09 at Amravati, Maharashtra; Near Gorewada lake, Nagpur- 21-10-09; 21st June 2010, 2 p.m.- Bhilwadi, Tahasil- Akole, Dist. Ahmadnagar, Maharashtra; 29th July. 2010– Ambazari Lake, Nagpur; ID request location Solapur of Maharashtra state – indiantreepix | Google Groups Cleome chelidonii – indiantreepix | Google Groups For ID 060909 VR – indiantreepix | Google Groups

Request for ID – 010810SC1 – efloraofindia | Google Groups
Request for ID – 21st June Bhilwadi – efloraofindia | Google Groups
Cleome chelidonii – indiantreepix | Google Groups



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Cleome chelidonii : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1) – 2 mb.
Attaching an image of Cleome chelidonii from Bilaspur. Photographed in July, 2020.

For me the ID is perfect.


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Tiny Herb for ID : Nasik : 18MAR21 : AK-02 : 3 images.
A tiny herb with hairy leaves seen near a water body today (18.3.21)
No flowers.


Cleome species


If possible flower please in next field,


I think Cleome chelidonii L.f. as per images and details herein.


Thanks a lot. The leaves are matching.
Eager to see the flowers, I will keep a watch for them.

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Aquatic plant for identification, thank you!: 2 images.


Cleome chelidonii



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