Location Kalatope chamba dist
Altitude 2100 mt
Habit herb
Habitat wild/ near streams
Height 18-20 inches

– This plant is rough to touch and was used in older times to clean utensils (like we use scotch bright now) and hence named as scouring rush also.




Help ID : Attachments (2).

A few species for you to help me id.
1. Image0200 & 0201 was shot in Sadiya, Assam. I don’t know what its called exactly but I call it Indian Lego Plant. As in case of lego they can be attached and detached to create beautiful structures, the stems of this plant can also be detached and reattached.

Image0200 & 0201 Equisetum diffusum (Pteridophyte)

First two are
Equisetum debile Roxb. ex Vaucher Mém. Soc. Phys. Genève 1: 387. 1822
(Pteridophyte: Equisetaceae) also called horsetail fern.




Equisetum sp. from Meghalaya KD 11 Nov : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)
Attached images are Equisetum sp. Please ID the plant  
Date :01.11.2014
Location: North Garo Hills, Meghalaya
Family : Equisetaceae
Genus & species :Equisetum sp. 
Habitat: Grows wild near the stream on sandy soil
Habit : Herb

Equisetum ramosissimum– observe the pointed cone-apex. I can’t say if it is forma ramosissimum or forma debile without seeing it in front of me, but debile is commoner there – and those two forms are not so important it seems.




SK700 05 AUG-2017:ID : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (9)

Location: Godawari, Nepal
Altitude:5000 ft.

Date: 22 June 2017 

Equisetum sp ?? 

Yes, of course. E. ramosissimum (most is the forms debile, ehich is hardly worth recognising taxonomically). Do feel free to contact Dhan Raj Kandel, Dept. of Plant Resources, Godavary, for both identification and access to literature.


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