Pimpinella candolleana Wight & Arn., Prodr. Fl. Ind. Orient. 1: 369 369 1834.; 

Images by Muthu Karthick, N & A.Shivaprakash,(inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade) 







Pimpinella candolleana in Bettadapura, Piriyapattana Taluk, Mysore District:   Sighted Pimpinella candolleana in Bettadapura, Piriyapattana Taluk, Mysore District. This is first record within Mysore, Mandya & Chamarajanagar excluding National park, wildlife sanctuariies (Nagarahole, Bandipura, BR hills, Kaveri wildlife sanctuaries) adjoining western and eastern ghats.



Nilgiris: Apiaceae plant for identification 180113MK02: Attachments (4). 9 posts by 5 authors.

Please help me to identify this herb. I have no detailed pictures on this.
Date: 20 Oct 2012
Place: Western Catchement, Nilgiris, TN
Alt.: 2300 m asl
Habitat: roadside; shady place

From the leaves it looks like this could be “Garlic mustard”, Alliaria petiolata. the crushed leaves give off a distinct garlic smell. This plant is a highly invasive weed in NE Usa; and one can also find reports of this invasive in E ghats, Himalayan foothills

I am very familiar with Alliaria petiolata as it grows all around my house. And photos I have seen here don’t look like it in any way.

the basal leaves are reminiscent of garlic mustard as it emerges for the first year, but the flowering stalk branching is not typical of garlic mustard, at least that’s how I remember …
may be … you have the leaves on the flowering stalk? ie the second year growth ? They tend to be of different shapes… and size…
The basal leaves in photos would be from another plant specimen not the one that threw up the flowering stalk if this is the garlic mustard weed, the weed that we recognize in NY or CT…
most likely this is something different…
only a full set or herbarium sheets and a trained taxonomist needs to look at it/examine it to arrive at a decision
something else? something new?

The images of Garlic Mustard in net doesn’t match with my photos. Yes …, the leaves show variations (shape of lowermost leaf is different from the newer one). I took this picture in a hurry (fearing mist & drizzles spoil my lens) and if I visit the place next time, will take a detailed note of this.

This herb is Pimpinella candolleana, endemic to Western Ghats.


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