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A shrub growing along roadsides/ wastelands
Place — Theog- Narkanda Road Shimla
Any Idea pls?
Phyllanthus reticulatus, Phyllanthaceae,
Straggling shrub, almost growing at wastelands and roadsides…. Phyllanthus reticulatus
that’s good but its about habitat only. habitat is important to start discerning the further facts. many things can share such a habitat.
so, now lets start with looking at scientific classification//keys. how about botanical taxonomic descriptions: that would be truly scientific. how about it?
Leaflets opposite in Indigofera cassioides, apex often retuse; leaves alternate in P. reticulatus, apex obtuse – acute.
Thank you so much, …, for the explanation, with the simply differentiated character. I too agreed with you,
you gave a key that implied that this case which was growing on the side of the road … would be Phyllanthus reticulatus
… is correct, it’s Indigfera only, not Phyllanthus, what I have commented yesterday that’s as per my native (Andhra Pradesh), it’s could be very common in Shimla that’s why …, wrote like this, and yesterday am out of the station because I commented from my smartphone that’s why not observed clearly leaflets, there is clearly opposite, that’s why there is no way to Phyllanthus.
When it was recorded ? Right now P. reticulatus is full of flowers and fruits, not seen in the posted images.
that’s nice to know. may be you will submit your own case with your wonderful exact photography in a separate thread with the flowers
silky hairs on branches, so it may be Indigofera exilis
I can’t see the hairs in the two pictures you submitted. a little enlargement of th image causes blurs.
yes hairs are not visible in the only two pictures I have, but very minute hairs were there and if they come in contact with skin cause itching, I will try to submit the enlarged picture from the field.