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Apiaceae Fortnight :: ID Request :: Rajgad :: ARKJUN-08/08 : 4 posts by 3 authors. 2 correct images as above.

Requesting to please provide ID of the plant captured at Rajgad near Pune in December 2014.

I guess the images are probably mixed up. The image tagged Rajgad7 & 4 seemingly belong to be Trachyspermum roxburghianum.

While others seem to be Pimpinella sp.

…, you are right! Rajgad4 and 7 are clicked together and at a different time than the others.

I had not noticed the difference

Thanks for the ID…..

Rajgad, Dec 2014 :: Requesting ID of this plant :: ARKMAR-12/12 : 3 posts by 2 authors. 2 correct images as above.

Please ID this plant captured at Rajgad near Pune in Dec 2014. Is it some Apiaceae member?

Pl. check comparative images at Apiaceae

Seems to Pimpinella sp. please check it with local floras for sp.

Trachyspermumroxburghianum perhaps


Kanakeshwar, Alibag- Sept’09?; Id260909phk1 – indiantreepix | Google Groups

at Tiwai Hill, near Chas-kaman dam– Feb.’09?; Plant 7& 9 – indiantreepix | Google Groups  


FPHS, Agra : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)

Need Id of small herb from rocky habitat of Agra.

13 March 2020

Geraniaceae ??

It is from Apiaceae …

It may be Trachyspermum roxburghianum…!!

Thanks, …, for the id.

To me also appears close to images at Trachyspermum roxburghianum (DC.) H. Wolff

2 images. Tiny herb seen on the grasslands.

Apiaceae family.

Apiaceae. You should have clicked some more images of leaves and other parts!

Adding a picture taken today (11.12.20). Flowers and leaves suggest Trachyspermum roxburghianum.

ID please.
Date/Time : October 19, 2007 at 1.03pm IST
Location Place
: enroute Kas plateau
Altitude : about 1124 m (above mean sea level)
GPS : not sure, around 17°42’37.80″N, 73°53’11.25″E

Habitat : slope, along mountain road
Type : near human settlement

Habit : erect herb
Height : about a metre

Length : – not a climber –
Type : not sure, oppositely arranged
: pinnatisect
Size : about 5 – 6 cm x 4 – 5 cm
Type : terminal umbel
Size : 20 – 25 cm

Size : about 1 mm
Colour : white

Calyx : do not know
Bracts : – no bracts –

This would be Scandix stellata.

… any characteristic that rules out Pimpinella wallichiana ?
… 10 umbels, about 13 flowers per umbel (ranging from 10 – 18 flowers / umbel)

Not Scandix stellata atleast, which has only 1-3 rays (as against ca 10 here) and sessile flowers (long pedicelled here).


I too think its Pimpinella tomentosa… Apiaceae family
Attaching my clicks of the same, however yours is much better and clear!!

… many thanks to all for comments … …, any comment on differing number of umbels in plants being compared ?
Am not familiar with any of Pimpinella species, therefore the query stressing on number of umbel rays.

Umbels vary from 5-10 as per the references….
can go through this
or refer Shrikant Inghalikar’s – Flowers of Sahyadri, a very good pictorial guide!!

Many many thanks … convinced !!!
Taking this plant as P. tomentosa.

This is Scandix stellata Banks & Sol. … just as … suggested in this thread earlier.

Looks different as per images at

It may also not be Pimpinella tomentosa as it looks different from images as per POWO and GBIF
What are the species of Pimpinella reported from Maharashtra ?

Pl. check

It is definitely not Pimpinella tomentosa.Dalzell ex C.B.Clarke
It is not Scandix stellata Banks & Sol. as per images illustrated in various sites like POWO, GBIF.
Most probably not Ammi majus L. – an introduced plant, not recorded in northern Western Ghats.
In all probability, it must be Trachyspermum roxburghianum H.Wolff.

Yes, you seem to be right as per GBIF specimen and other references.



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