Herb for ID, Rajasthan NAW-AUG15-01 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)
Kindly identify this herb with bell flowers growing wild on a hill near Tiloniya village, Ajmer District, Rajasthan, photographed in August 2015.
The herbs were about 30-40 cms in height. the flowers about 2-3 cms long.
Sesamum indicum L
Thank you Sir. Sesame or til is commonly farmed in the region – these must be escapes from cultivation.
Found along the roadside at Karkala, Karnakata in Sep, 2016
I think yes, this is Sesamum indicum..
Flora of Haryana: Sesamum indicum from Village Khubru near Gannor Sonipat:
Sesamum indicum from Khubru sonipat shot from near a Petrol Pump Growing
wildly although a crop plant
Called as Til
I had also photographed a similar population near Nagrota in Jammu.
Here are mine from Nagrota in Jammu, photographed on 22 August, 2011, growing along roadsides.
I think third one is different
This is important character often missed, some of the lower leaves are 3-lobed or 3-foliate. http://database.prota.Sesamum%20indicum_En.htm
Please confirm if it is Sesamum indicum.
2. alt. 100m. just east of Western Ghats
3. hab. wasteland
4. annual herb?
5. height 1m
6. Insersion of leaves, whether alternate (one at each point), opposite (two at each point) or whorled (more
than two at each point)- as shown
7. Aproximate size of middle leaves
8. Flower diameter and length 2.5cm
9. Fruit size 3cm
I think you are correct
Shrub 11 for ID plz:
This image was taken in Chennai, South India…by the road side….about 2-3
ft in height….single plant in the area….
VALMIKI : OBSERVER OF NATURE:
Attaching the image of 49th member of the series. Valmiki mentioned TILA in his Ramayan. Scientifically this plant is Sesamum orientale. It is known as Til in most of India.
now correct name is Sesamum indicum L.
Place : Gobra (Hooghly), WB
Nice Shot … It is a common escape plant in north India also
- TILOTTAMAA = the most beautiful woman, god created her bit by bit taking care of every bit’s perfection = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tilottama
- TIL PHOOL JINI NASA (NASA = nose) = describing the beauty of the nose shape comparing with sesame flower
Also attaching one more pic, the entire plant, sans its root.
Attaching more images of sesame plant showing various shapes of lamina, seedpod and flower. These pics were recorded on 26-June-2012 at 9.30 A.M.
ID Pls – unknowingly grown plant at my garden 2: (mixed thread). 1 correct image as above.
Any flower or fruit picture? If not, please let it flower and please post flower pictures.
it has a white colored funnel type flower. I’ll post the same soon.
Could it be a Sesamum indicum? I attach a picture here.
thank you … I am also expecting it as til [तिल, تل, ਤਿਲ, তিল],
Please identify this herb – NS 041012:
Photographed in a grassland on my property at Shahapur. Please identify this herb. Due to the tall grass was not able to observe it flowering. Axillary glands / nectaries are also seen in some of the photographs.
It is not the Wild Ladies’ Fingers [Abelmoschus manihot ssp. tetraphylla] which is currently flowering.
Member of Pedaliaceae family ( Sesamum ?????)
Yes it is Sesamum indicum Syn. Sesamum orientale.
Thanks … & … for identifying this herb. Had me foxed.
SYMBIOSIS : 260:
Attaching an image of A Rice Swift butterfly on the flower of Sesamum orientale.
Plz id this herb: pa95 – 20feb2013:
Plz id this herb from Yeoor region. It is only around 10 inches height. It is growing from the rocks. Photos of flowers are attached
Very close to Sesamum indicum L. (Pedaliaceae)!
I too think that this is Sesamum indicum. I hope the flowers are slightly pink in color.
Thank you … The flower are slightly pink, the sunlight was very strong so colours did not come out properly in photos.
260513 ASP29 : Attachments (1). 9 posts by 6 authors.
Can you please ID this plant. It is similar to Sesame and a friend says it is wild sesame! Photo was taken in Sri Lanka in March 2012 in a paddy field.
Seems to be Sesamum indicum?
Is it Martynia annua Linn. ? Devil’s claw
The flower as well as the pod certainly looks like Sesanum indicum. The flowers may be white to pink.
- source – http://www.africamuseum.be/collections
I would request … to check the images himself, since he has seen the entire plant.
Seems to be Sesamum indicum.
herb with pink flowers for id please, mm1 20 08 2013 : Attachments (3). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Could this be some Sesamum sp??
one of the most cultivated plants
soft herb about 50 cms high
with greenish yellow flowers
would very much appreciate an id
May be Sesamum indicum
yes it is Til in gujarati we call Tal
Habit : Shrub, height- above 5 ft.
Great posting of excellent photographs. Wonderful display of all the plant parts..
I appreciate your efforts in presenting the taxa in such a nice way.. Great going …
Date/Time-:05/07/15 – 09:30,
Location- Place, Altitude – Kaiga , Uttar Kannada ,Karnataka, 380 mtrs
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Wild
Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Herb – Shrub
Beautiful picture … yes this is very significant plant..
Sesamum growing wild near Kannur Kerala : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Sesamum growing wild near Kannur Kerala
Pl. check with comparative images in efi site.
Pl. check images at
To me appears close as per images herein.
SK1640 12 Dec 2018 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3) – 2 Mb each.
Sesamum indicum L.
|At Murud- Janjira, Maharashtra– 23/9/07?; On 20/7/08 in Agriculture University in Hyderabad, AP; Ghodbunder Road- on Aug 8, 2007; Sonepat, Haryana, 16 June 2009; Damdama Lake area- 23Aug09; at Alibag- 10/9/09; in Chennai from Oct; at Alibag, Maharshtra- 6/8/10; 14-08-2010: Thakurwadi, (Base of Prabalgad); from Panipat- Aug’10?; 26.09.10- Wada region, Maharashtra; 01/09/2010- Bandhavgarh; Murguma, Purulia- August, 2008; Silonda Trail, Sanjay Gandhi NP, Mumbai- 5/9/10; 9th of October, 2010: Nasik;|
For ID 041010 ET – efloraofindia | Google Groups
Sesamum indicum – efloraofindia | Google Groups
Sesamum orientale – efloraofindia | Google Groups
white flower – indiantreepix | Google Groups
Sesamum orientale ? – indiantreepix | Google Groups
Id flower please – indiantreepix | Google Groups
¿ which Sesamum ? – indiantreepix | Google Groups
Sesamum orientale – indiantreepix | Google Groups
Til (Sesamum indicum syn. of Sesamum orientale) – indiantreepix | Google Groups
Sesamum orientale L. : 3 posts by 1 author. Attachments (8)- around 650 kb each.
Date: 19 June 2019
Elevation: 1300 m.
Habit : Cultivated
SYMBIOSIS 1406 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Attaching a collage of Yellow-Black wasp visiting flowers of Sesamum indicum (TIL)
yes. without them we wont have any food to eat !!!
Identity of a plant : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Location : Palakad, Kerala
Date : 29/07/2016
Habit : Subshurb
Habitat : Wild
It looks like Sesamum moolianum (? Sesamum mulayanum), pedaliaceae
The images can be of Sesamum malabaricum
|at sawantwadi in aug 2008; in the grasslands in Maharastra- 11/9/08; On 21/9/08 in Hyderabad, AP; at SGNP, Borivli, Mumbai in the last week of Sept 09;|
Sesamum mulayanum (Rantil)? – indiantreepix | Google Groups
Raan til (Sesamum orientale) – indiantreepix | Google Groups
Id? – indiantreepix | Google Groups
Sesamum orientale SGNP_Sept 09_SSN – indiantreepix | Google Groups
|Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 AUG 07;||… some Pedaliaceae member? – indiantreepix | Google Groups|
Sesamum indicum subsp. malabaricum in FOI : 10 posts by 3 authors,
Sesamum indicum subsp. malabaricum as in FOI, is no longer recognised as per references at POWO. Sesamum malabaricum Burm. is treated as syn. of Sesamum indicum L. as per Bibliography.
Please see the attached paper which introduced the new combination Sesamum indicum L. subsp. malabaricum (Burm.) Bedigian
Attachments (1) – Sesamum indicum-bedigian2014.pdf- 1 mb.
Differences given seems to be quite superficial, when there is so much variation in as shown in Sesamum indicum subsp. indicum in the paper.
If you go through the paper, you will find how difficult it will be to separate them from images.
I can’t argue against that.
Thanks, … But I do not agree.
How we check whether the intensity of purple colour is with intensity ranking of 10 on a scale of 1 to 10 and not from 1 to 8 on a scale of 1 to 10 ?
Bedigian in his publications is combining Sesamum laciniatum Klein ex Willd. under Sesamum prostratum, which look so different in leaves, but at the same time he is giving two subspecies of Sesamum indicum for plants which look similar in leaves, habit as well as flowers ant its colours.
Plant for ID : Mumbai : 02NOV20 : AK-01 :
A plant, probably wild seen on the pavement.
Looks familiar but can’t recollect.
Leaves have resemblance to Amorphophallus foliage : http://www.aroid.org/gallery/kozminski/Amorphophallus/paeoniifolius.php
I do not think so as per Amorphophallus
Some Asteraceae perhaps?
I do not think so.
it looks like sesamum indicum…generally found along the pavement.
Thanks a lot … I believe this was growing wild.
I visited the place to click more pictures, but it was already uprooted.
I guess … is right!
Your picture has no resemblance to Sesamum sps.
Yes it can’t be Sesamum as leaves are compound.
This plant has surprised me a few times! It does sometimes produce these kinds of leaves in the early stages, before getting tall. I think it is Sesamum indicum.
An example of failing memory
I had identified and uploaded similar in 2011 in a post by …
ID please 120916PC2 : 3 posts by 1 author. Attachments (2)
Here are few more shots from Tuglakabad pavement. Please identify.
Sesamum indicum L.
Sesamum indicum subsp. malabaricum (Burm.) Bedigian :: Waghbil, Thane, Maharashtra :: Jul 25, 2010 · 10:37 A: 2 images.
Sesamum indicum subsp. malabaricum (Burm.) Bedigian
Waghbil, Thane, Maharashtra :: Jul 25, 2010 · 10:37 AM IST :: about 3 m (10 ft) asl
Sesamum indicum subsp. malabaricum (Burm.) Bedigian :: Waghbil, Thane, Maharashtra :: Jul 25, 2010 · 10:29 AM IST: 3 images.
Waghbil, Thane, Maharashtra :: Jul 25, 2010 · 10:29 AM IST :: about 3 m (10 ft) asl
POWO does not accept this as a subspecies.
Descriptors for Sesame (Sesamum spp.) By Bioversity (Sesamum mulayanum N.C.Nair as a syn. of Sesamum malabaricum Burm.)
The Plant List 1 (Sesamum mulayanum N.C.Nair- Unresolved) The Plant List 2 (Sesamum malabaricum Burm. is a synonym of Sesamum indicum var. malabaricum (Burm.) Christenh.)
Sesamum mulayanum information from NPGS/GRIN