Pimpinella wallichiana (Miq. ex Hofaen.) Gandhi in C.J. Saldanha & Nicolson, Fl. Hassan dist. 417. 1976; P.K. Mukh. in Bull. Bot. Surv. India 24: 45. (1982) 1983. (syn: Helosciadium wallichianum Miq. ex Hohen.; Pimpinella monoica Dalzell) as per BSI Flora of India checklist;
Common name: Wallich Hogweed
Erect herbs, 40-75 cm tall, stems simple below, branched above; stem and branches terete, faintly striate, often reddish-purple tinged, glabrous, young parts thinly pubescent. Lower cauline leaves pinnately 3-foliolate; lateral leaflets simple or secondarily pinnately trifoliate; petioles 3-6 cm long, sheathing, sparsely ciliate on margins; leaflets 2.6 x 0.8-3.2 cm, ovate to ovate-lanceolate, sparsely hairy, sharply serrate; petiolules 0.4-2.0 cm long, glabrous or so; secondary leaflets of lateral leaflets sessile; upper leaves often cut into numerous, linear segments or reduced to sheaths. Flowers dull white, in terminal compound umbels; primary rays 10-15, 1.0-3.5 cm long, glabrous or nearly so, slender, peduncles 2.5-8.0 cm long. Fruits ± 0.2 cm long, ovoid, pellucid-granulate.
Flowering and fruiting: November-December
Peninsular India (endemic)
Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)
Apiaceae sp? 300810-PKA1 – efloraofindia | Google Groups: 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)
Came across this plant at the rock wall of Nandgiri (Kalyangad) Fort near Satara.
The plant was seen to be emerging from the rock. Looks like some Apiaceae sp.
Date/Time: 29-08-2010 / 01:35PM
Location: Nandgiri Fort near Satara
Plant Habit: Herb (approx. 1m long).
It looks like a Pimpinella sp. possibly Pimpinella wallichiana var. katrajensis [or even P.wallichiana locally called Ranjire].
This is Pimpinella wallichiana but I am not aware of its variety
Please identify this herb – NS 150113: Photographed at Khandala.
Photographs 1 & 2 were taken on 26th August ’12 – [looked like a species of Begonia]
Photographs 3 to 6 on 7th October ’12.
Photographs 7 to 9 on 13th January ’13.
Is it a species of Pimpinella [P.heyneana] or a species of Heracleum ?
Thanks … The local name is Banga.
Flora of Eastern Ghats: Hill Ranges of South East India, Volume 3 By T. Pullaiah, K. Sri Ramamurthy (Description)