Checking the plants with Protologue for correct Id

      ID: Prejith006. Unidentified plant from Western Ghats: …………………………………………. A humble suggestion from my side..Whenever we make a comment on the identity of a plant, I request to you to check the characters of the plants with the protologue. I have seen many floras give wrong identifications and misleading descriptions. Can you imagine […]

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Video: The plant family tree

    Video: The plant family tree : 4 posts by 3 authors. A very interesting video about Kew’s contribution to Botany. A highly recommended!! http://www.nowness.com/day/2013/8/11/3242/the-plant-family-tree By the way, the person sitting with the book is my dream guru, Prof. Mark Chase. I really wish I get to work with him one day. He is […]

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Seed Morphology

    Seed Morphology : 1 post by 1 author. I am uploading photo of seed morphology on https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ambika-Nursery-Ecosystem-Services/525781304154638 Interested can visit this page.          

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Chromosomal aberrations

    The flower of Crinum latifolium with 12 petals,12 stamens & 2 stigmas: To start with every organism has fixed number of chromosomes in each cell of the body, which in deploid organisms we call 2n (two sets of ) chromosomes. During sexual reproduction when gametes are formed the two sets seperate , thus […]

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Botanical terms- cuspidate, arista, ochrea

    Hooghly : botanical terms 21/5/13 sk3 : 8 posts by 3 authors. Please throw some light on 1. “stipules broad with long cuspidate points” And how does it differ from “stipules ovate with arista”? 2. “apex of ochrea truncate” See the attachment 1. Stipule broad with long cuspidate point 2. Stipule ovate with […]

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Pteridophytes- Endangered Species of India

    Rare and Threatened Pteridophytes of Asia 2. Endangered Species of India: Threatened species of India, CRFJ, Tokyo Bull. 2012.pdf uploaded at efi site & is available at /files?pli=1 for view & downloading.   Details as below: Rare and Threatened Pteridophytes of Asia 2. Endangered Species of India — the Higher IUCN Categories by […]

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Order Liliales

        … met Aarti Khale ji at Rani Baug on 9 FEB 11: ………………………….. – Based on molecular analysis as well as morphological differences, by the top experts of the world, the order LILIALES was broken down into three Liliales Asparagales Diosocoreales Asparagales included many of the families, like Orchidaceae, Boryaceae, Blandfordiaceae, […]

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Author citations based on Heyne

    QUERY :: commemorative epithets: heyneana, hyneanum, heynei & c: I am believing all the Indian species with the commemorative epithets: heyneana, hyneanum, heynei … are named for Dr B. Heyne, German botanist and traveller, co-author of Herbarium Maderaspatense … Origins of Plant Names Benjamin Heyne, Scottish surgeon, naturalist and botanist — Wikipedia — […]

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Caryophyllaceae week Statistics

    Caryophyllaceae week Statistics.: I have compiled the statistics of the plants from Caryophyllaceae during the family week in Dec 2012.Sorry I coudn’t contribute a single plant. 14 Genera including 38 species were contributed during the episode. The limelight was on Silene (15 sp.)followed by Cerastium:5 sp. Everybody knows the contributors. Thanks for participating […]

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Identification keys

Identification keys;         KEY to Genera: I need KEYS, and it is very troublesome to search and find them in a hurry…. here is a ready-reckoner. These keys can be found in – /home, but it takes time. I would request administrators to keep this post at the top of our group […]

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ICN (Melbourne Code) is online

    ICN (Melbourne Code) is online: The International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi and plants (Melbourne Code) is now published online. You can access it on the following link: http://www.iapt-taxon.org/nomen/main.php      

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How to write a Botanical name ?

    Hooghly Today : Amaranthus tricolor Linn. = Amaranthus gangeticus Linn.:   …………….. I am fascinated by the details provided by you through images for each plant. Just wanted to give one small technical suggestion. Carl Linne or Carolus Linnaeus can be written as Linnaeus or L. but not Linn. It is in accordance […]

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DO PLANTS FEEL PAIN ?

    DO PLANTS FEEL PAIN,,?? DO PLANTS HAVE FEELINGS..??DOES IT HAS BEEN OBSERVED YET..?? I HAVE MANY QUERIES REGARDING THIS…CAN I HAVE A CLEAR VISION REHARDING THIS..???: Yes, … Plants feel….somethings they feel like heat cold freeze-ing temp or water, over or under-watering, drought, lack of fertilzer ie food, and insect and parasite attacks […]

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Pollination Biology

    efloraofindia:”22102011MR3’’ ? Adulsa Pune: I hope the attached paper by Prof Shivanna would be interesting for most of us in connection with this thread. Pollination biology, breeding system of Adathoda vasica Thank you … for this interesting paper on Pollination. I learn the busy bee carries out the work of Pollination and the […]

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Connections = White Flowers = fragrance = Night Blooming

    Connections = White Flowers = fragrance = Night Blooming: I had read it somewhere, though unable to recollect the source, that most of night blooming flowers are fragrant and are white in colour. Would love to hear efI members view on it. Yes … White and other light coloured flowers shine in moonlight […]

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Is leguminosae called Fabaceae ?

    is leguminosae now called Fabaceae?: i have an query …though an stupid one…..is leguminosae now called Fabaceae? i thought papilionaceae is called fabaceae…..so whats papilionaceae called then? To understand this you have to first understand what rank we are giving to the three subfamilies 1. If we treat legumes in the broader sense […]

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Querry about double fertilisation

    querry about double fertilisation.: please clear my doubt about this double fertilisation….Considering double fertilization in angiosperms, how many sperm are involved in the formation of a mature 2-seeded peanut pod? According to my knowledge..double fertiliztion involves 2 male gamete (for every seed)..as follows.. one male gamete fuse female gamete to form zygote..which later […]

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Queries about nectaries

    Queries about nectaries.: Nectaries may be floral (inside the flower) or extrafloral (nectaries present on the part of the plant other than the flower. eg.nectaries at the meeting point of petiole and the leaf blade of Ricinus).As we all know that floral nectaries have a great role in pollination by attracting insects but […]

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Kyd – Roxburgh – Indian Botanic Garden

    Kyd – Roxburgh – Indian Botanic Garden – BSI: Tuesday, the 17th July 2012, i was on a time machine and travelled to the days of Colonel Robert Kyd, the founder of “Indian Botanic Garden”, …and to the days of William Roxburgh, “The Father of Indian Botany” who authored “PLANTS of The COAST […]

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