Azadirachta indica

Azadirachta indica A.Juss., Mém. Mus. Hist. Nat. 19: 221 1830. (Syn. Azadirachta indica var. minor Valeton; Azadirachta indica var. siamensis Valeton; Azadirachta indica subsp. vartakii Kothari, Londhe & N.P.Singh; Melia azadirachta L.; Melia indica (A. Juss.) Brandis); . ay-zad-ih-RAK-tuh — from the Arab name for this plant meaning free (or noble) tree … Dave’s BotanaryIN-dih-kuh or in-DEE-kuh — of or from […]

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Meliaceae

MELIACEAE (Compiled by Dr. D S Rawat and Dr. Gurcharan Singh) 1.      Aglaia: andamanica, apiocarpa, argentea, barberi,  canariensis, chittagonga, cucullata, edulis, elaeagnoidea, exstipulata,  fussca, ganggo, glaucescens, haslettiana, indica, jainii, khasiana, lawii subsp. lawii, maiae, odorata, perviridis, simplicifolia, spectabilis, talbotii 2.       Aphanamixis: polystachya, 3.       Azadirachta: indica 4.     Cedrella: odorata (cultivated) 5.       Chisocheton: cumingianus subsp. balansae, nicobarinus 6.       Chukrasia: tabularis 7.       Cipadessa: baccifera 8.       Dysoxylum: alliarium, andamanicum, arborescens, beddomei, binectariferum, densiflorum, fisiforme, gobarum, gotadhora, grande, malabaricum, microbotrys, pallens, racemosum, reticulatum, rugulosum, thyrsoideum, 9.       Heynea: trijuga 10.       Khaya: grandifoliola, senegalensis (Introduced) 11.   Lansium: domesticum (Introduced) 12.   Melia: azedarach, dubia 13.   Munronia: pinnata 14.   Naregamia: alata 15. Reinwardtiodendron: anamalaiense 16. Sandoricum: […]

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Wikstroemia canescens

Wikstroemia canescens Wall. ex Meisn., Denkschr. Königl.-Baier. Bot. Ges. Regensburg 3: 288-289 288 1841.(syn. Daphne inamoena Gardner; Daphne oppositifolia Buch.-Ham. ex Meisn.; Daphne sericea D.Don; Daphne virgata Wall.; Diplomorpha canescens (Meisn.) C.A.Mey.; Diplomorpha virgata (Meisn.) C.A.Mey.; Wikstroemia inamoena (Gardner) Meisn.; Wikstroemia virgata Meisn.); . E. Afghanistan to Myanmar and Sri Lanka: Afghanistan, Assam, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, […]

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Firmiana colorata

Firmiana colorata (Roxb.) R.Br., Pterocymbium 235 1844. (Syn. Erythropsis colorata (Roxb.) Burkill; Erythropsis roxburghiana Schott & Endl.; Firmiana rubriflora Kosterm.; Karaka colorata (Roxb.) Raf.; Sterculia colorata Roxb.); . fer-mee-AY-nuh — named for Joseph von Firmian, Imperial Governor of Lombardy kol-oh-RAY-tuh or kol-oh-RAH-tuh — colored . commonly known as: bonfire tree, buttressed parasol tree, colored sterculia, […]

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Eleusine coracana

Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn., Fruct. Sem. Pl. 1: 8 1788. (Syn: Cynodon coracanus Raspail; Cynosurus coracanus L.; Eleusine cerealis Salisb. [Illegitimate]; Eleusine cerealis Ehrenb. ex Sweet; Eleusine coracana var. alba Körn. ….; Eleusine dagussa Schimp.; Eleusine indica subsp. coracana (L.) Lye ..; Eleusine luco Welw. [Invalid]; Eleusine ovalis Ehrenb. ex Sweet [Invalid]; Eleusine pilosa Gilli; Eleusine reniformis Divak.; […]

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Bauhinia

Bauhinia acuminata L. Bauhinia blakeana Dunn. (As per efi thread: Bauhinia x blakeana has three large stamens (with two smaller ones) unlike five long stamens of Kachnar (Bauhinia variegate). Leaves are also not over-lapping near cleft unlike in Kachnar.) (Keys at HYBRID ORIGIN OF BAUHINIA BLAKEANA (pdf)) Bauhinia galpinii N.E.Br. Images by Aarti Khale, Gurcharan Singh (Identified by S. Kasim) […]

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Malvaceae

Comparative images of this family (where we have only two or less species in a genus so far as on 6.1.18) are given below: . Abroma augusta (L.) L.f. (Images By Surajit Koley & Inserted By Sushant More)   Adansonia digitata L. Alcea rosea L. Images by tspkumar   Berrya cordifolia (Willd.) Burret   Berrya […]

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Nepeta

Nepeta bombaiensis Dalzell Nepeta cataria L. Nepeta ciliaris Benth. Nepeta coerulescens Maxim. Nepeta elliptica Royle ex Benth. Nepeta erecta (Royle ex Benth.) Benth. Nepeta floccosa Benth. Nepeta floccosa ? Nepeta govaniana (Wall. ex Benth.) Benth. Nepeta hindostana (B.Heyne ex Roth) Haines Nepeta laevigata (D.Don) Hand.-Mazz. Nepeta lamiopsis Benth. ex Hook.f. (Himalaya to Tibet:  East Himalaya, Tibet, West […]

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Litsea monopetala

Litsea monopetala (Roxb.) Pers., Syn. Pl. 2: 4 4 1807. (Syn: Litsea apetala Pers.; Litsea hexantha Siebold ex Bl.; Litsea polyantha Juss.; Malapoenna monopetala (Roxb. ex Baker) Kuntze; Tetranthera alnoides Miq.; Tetranthera fruticosa Buch.-Ham. ex Meisn.; Tetranthera hexantha Sieber ex Meisn.; Tetranthera hirana Buch.-Ham. ex Wall.; Tetranthera macrophylla Wall.; Tetranthera monopetala Roxb.; Tetranthera quadriflora Roxb.; […]

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Litsea

Litsea chartacea Hook.f. Litsea coriacea Hook.f. Litsea cubeba (Lour.) Pers. Litsea deccanensis Gamble Litsea floribunda (Bl.) Gamble Litsea ghatica Saldanha Litsea glutinosa (Lour.) C.B. Robinson Litsea hookeri (Meisn.) D.G.Long Litsea khasyana Meisn. ? Litsea laeta (Nees) Trimen (E. Himalaya to Indo-China: Assam, Bangladesh, East Himalaya, Myanmar, Thailand as per POWO)   Litsea laevigata Gamble Litsea lancifolia (Roxb. ex Nees in […]

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Lauraceae

Comparative images for this Lauraceae except for genera Cinnamomum and Litsea are given below: Actinodaphne bourdillonii Gamble   Actinodaphne hookeri Meisn.  Actinodaphne malabarica Balkr.   Actinodaphne sikkimensis Meisn. Actinodaphne species- Jaldapara, West Bengal Actinodaphne species- Kakragad, Uttarakhand Alseodaphne owdenii R.Parker (NE-Assam, Bhutan, Sikkim as per Catalogue of Life) Alseodaphne semecarpifolia Nees Beilschmiedia dalzellii (Meisn.) Kosterm.  Beilschmiedia roxburghiana Nees  Beilschmiedia wightii Benth. & […]

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Jacobaea

Keys in Flora of Bhutan (for Senecio): 1. Leaves simple. mostly serrate. rarely with few-lobed cauline leaves smaller than unlobed persistent basal leaves; perennials . . . . .. 2 + Leaves divided or lobed; annuals or perennials . . . . .. 4 2. Capitula discoid . . . . .. 1. S. kumaonensis (syn. of Synotis penninervis […]

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Quest for ‘e-flora’ of India

Quest for ‘e-flora’ of India . Why don’t we have ‘Flora of India’ like ‘Flora of China’ etc.?  For views, pl. click on the following link: efi thread (3.5.09) efi thread 2 (15.8.09) . The primary problem Indian naturalists face is lack of access to suitable information and knowledge about their own biodiversity. Very often, this […]

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5. Major contributors

Abdulla, Noorafsa Abraham, Farida Adamowski, Wojciech Bronze member Expert (Impatiens) Adavanne, Shivaprakash Adhikari, Bhupendra Singh Expert (Rhododendrons) Adsul, Avinash Agrawala, Dinesh Kumar  Expert (Orchidaceae) Alfred, H. S. Bronze member Expert Ambasta, Nirbhay Ambedkar, Prashant Bronze member Ampalakkad, Ajit Ananth, Raghu Bronze member Anjaneyulu, Paradesi Silver member Archer, Robert H. Expert (Celastraceae) Arun, N. Bronze member Arunachalam, Raman Silver member Arya, Balkar Diamond member […]

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