Thottea dalzellii (Hook.f.) Karthik. & Moorthy, Fl. Pl. India 156 2009. (Syn: Apama dalzellii (Hook.f.) Kuntze; Bragantia dalzellii Hook.f.);

by Anurag N Sharma (Id by E S Santhosh Kumar) (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more photos & complete details, click
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Bragantia dalzellii Hook.f.; shrubby, stout, leaves very large oblong- lanceolate acuminate finely puberulous beneath, capsules 5-8 in.. long torulose, seeds 1/8 in. long 3-gonous rugose and deeply pitted.

The CONCAN ? Herb. N. A. Dalzell.
A very fine species with leaves a foot long by 3 in. broad, and very long pods and large seeds. From the remains of the inflorescence its branches do not appear to have been spicate. Seeds lemon-yellow.
(From The Flora of British India (1886) from IBIS Flora)





ANMAR43/65 Thottea sivarajanii E.S.S.Kumar, A.E.S.Khan & Binu : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (9)

Family: Aristolochiaceae
Date: 21st March 2015
Place: Aralam WLS, Kerala
Habit: Shrub
As I understand it, T. sivarajanii has 5 nerves arising from the base and T. siliquosa has 3.

Thanks … for posting a very rare and little known Thottea, last seen by N A Dalzell from a imprecise locality in 1876. This is called Thottea dalzellii (Hook.f.) Karthik. & Moorthy. This is very much different from T. sivarajanii

Thank you very much … Please provide a key to distinguish:

…………..Thottea siliquosa

…………..Thottea sivarajanii

…………..Thottea dalzellii

Rediscovery of Thottea dalzellii6 posts by 6 authors. Attachments (1)- 927_IJAR-5355.pdf.
Kindly see the attached paper on the Rediscovery of Thottea dalzellii (Hook.f.) Karthik. & Moorthy from the Western Ghats after 6 decades. 

Congrats, …, for this wonderful discovery. 

Congratulations … to you and your team members for rediscovering the species.




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