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I found these seeds (photo attached) in the gizzards of Green-winged Teal (n=51), and I was hoping that someone on here could recognize them before I start diving into the seed manuals to identify them. I am not good with wetland seed identification but I'm pretty sure the second from the left in the middle row is Polygonum lapathifolium. If you have any book recommendations too please let me know, these were found in coastal North Carolina. Thanks!
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The best thing is where you find the bird, and photograph the aquatic as well as semi-aquatic plants of that waterbody the seed identification becomes much easier after that.
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The seeds were collected in autumn/winter. A pink thin shell covered the seeds. No pulp was found, the seeds are dry. The seeds were found in South Germany at the edge of the forest. Unfortunately I have no more information. I'm looking forward to any suggestions. Thank you :-)
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Algunas aves paseriformes (mirlos, petirojos, etc.) son buenas dispersoras de los frutos y semillas de estas plantas, frecuentemente plantadas en zonas habitadas. Es fácil observar en el suelo, cerca de las plantas de hiedra, estas semillas removidas por las aves que las consumen.
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Hey everyone, can anyone identify this plant? 0m altitude, Safi region, Morocco, march 2022.
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I think Anacyclus radiatus Loisel. is a good guess.
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Does anybody know this Asteraceae plant which was growing in a puddle at about 300 m asl in Liguria/Italy near Finale Ligure?
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Markus
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It is Symphyotrichum subulatum (Michx.) G.L.Nesom of Asteraceae family.
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Between the new plant species and the plant subspecies exists narrow differences, When somebody can decide it? what are the essential elements to do it?
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What is the species? This question remained unanswered since time immemorial. Tools of classical and molecular taxonomy will remain of little help in this regard until taxonomists can provide a satisfactory "definition" not only of the basic unit of classification (i.e. the species) but also of every other rank in the hierarchy of the plant kingdom. Only then shall we know the difference between a family and a subfamily, a genus and a sub-genus, a species and a subspecies, etc.
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Would you please tell me what plant it is?
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I think this plant is Dracocephalum moldavica L.
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I'm particularly interested in identification of temperate forest plant species. Thanks!
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Nicola La Porta
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Dear All,
Need your expert opinion about this climbers
regards,
Rishad
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Please check the picture.
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During my recent investigation in a montane cloud Rhododendron forest (1800m asl), I found this sponge like moss. Someone told me it's a species of carnivous moss. Yet I cannot find information about the plant. Could anyone provide scientific name to me? Thanks in advance.
Rebecca
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This plant grow in wild habitat and flowers in July and August.
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Parthenium hysterophorus
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Now a days many techniques are available on crop nutrition such as soil testing, plant testing, foliar diagnosis, soil test crop response method and colour chart method etc. Though many number of methods are available to diagnose deficiency or toxicity of nutrients either in soil or on crop plants , identification of type and level of nutrient deficiency or toxicity is difficult for recommending nutrient application. In this connection, discussion on soil mineral resource identification, nutrient release from the particular mineral and quantity of elements release my give better idea on nutrient management for agri / horti /forestry crops especially in organic agriculture.
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I would like to upload images of plants and get some identification (only name, for example). Maybe some service using Deep Learning?
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All these online services and apps are not identifying the images correctly, in 95 % cases, you have to take help of plant taxonomist.
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Is there is a researcher that can help to know the botanical name of the plant with the help of a picture?
It is a coastal area along the Arabian gulf just before the mangrove plantation. So I want to identify the plant.
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It is Phragmites australis (Cav.) Trin. ex Steud. of family Poaceae.
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I have observed among the population of Croton bonplandianus near Salem City, Tamil Nadu India with distinct yellow veined variegated leaves. What is the reason for this kind of variation in the leaves of some plants while the other populations remain green?
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Please also see this useful video.
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This is a climbing shrub grown in houses for the fragrant flowers in Salem, South India. I request the expert members for the species id of this Jasminum.
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It looks close to Jasminum azoricum L. of family Oleaceae.
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I am attaching the photos of a Rubiaceae member for identification which I have taken from Oddanchatram, Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu, India.
I request the specialists to identify the plant.
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It looks close to Oldenlandia corymbosa L.
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There are various applications that show the name of a plant to the user by receiving an image. What is the basis of the operation of this category of applications? How do these apps quickly detect plants?
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I am looking for a more detailed description of how its work.
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Just got back from Iran, and there was questions about local eremostachys. Earlie this species originated from Shah Kuh Mnts was identified as molluceloides (=macrophyla). Found the same much further to the West, in Elburs Mnts near Folud Mohale, Semnan Prov. In both places plants grow in similar conditions. Occupy the ridges and upper parts of slopes of the Northern, North-Western and Western orientation at the height of 2000-2300 m. The plants are quite tiny, their height together with the spike no more than 20-25 cm. See picture 1-5 shows the plants themselves and the places of their growth. Much further South, in the vicinity of Reshm, Semnan Prov., I found Eremostachys, which does, at first glance, morphologically not different from the previous one, except for the size (photo 6-10). This is a powerful plant at least half a meter high. Grows at the junction of the slope and valleys and in the bottoms of mountain valleys at an altitude of about 1500 m. In areas where it grows the first plant, is not found the second, and vice versa. In your opinion, are these two similar Eremostachys are different species, or just two different forms of the same species?
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I think all. Because there are grow same habit.
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Can someone help me? If yes, please see the attached file.
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Armando
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Picture 17: Capparis spinosa
Picture 9: Phlomoides sp.
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I have collected in Northern in Vietnam.
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Without flowers impossible to identify in most cases...
Impatiens omeiana should have underground stolons.
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I am currently pursuing my research in Phycology and planning to conduct a study on microalgae. Is there any place where I can send my samples to be identified? (Preferably in South India)
Also, if it's possible to get any pure-cultured algae for my experiments?
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Pure cultures of microalgae can be obtained from NCL, Pune and ICAR, New Delhi. They have microalgae culture banks and can be accessed easily.
For identification, preliminary identification of species can be done through simple microscope. However for genetic identification parameters such as rRNA sequencing, there are many private labs such as Xcelris, Eurofins, Yaazh Xenomics etc which do it on charge basis.
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I found this cultivated plant as an ornamental plant in the campus of my university, I am unable to recognize it. Please help me to identify it. Its fruit seem to possess dying property.
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Basella alba
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Can any one identify this plant?
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It looks member of Lamiaceae family.
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 I have collected this plant from Anathagiri hills near Aruku valley of East Ghats of India.
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Thank you Dr Tiwari for your kind inputs.
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Dear all,
Can anybody please help me to identify this plant? The picture of the plant was taken from a forest in Amuana Praso in the Eastern region of Ghana. Thanks for your help.
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Não conheço esta planta.
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Dear experts, please help me for kind, am grateful to you,
Which one is valid name in this
or both are valid names?
Peperomia blanda (Jacq.) Kunth,
Peperomia dindygulensis Miq.,
With regards,
Anjaneyulu.
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It has widely open flowers, lanceolate leaves arranged oppositely, calyces are very narrow and long, tubular, clustered together at the top of the stem. It is an ornamental found in Poland. Thanks for any suggestion.
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Plant Identification.
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It certainly looks a Fabaceae tree. Please post close pictures of flowers and fruits for correct identification.
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Recently got a specimen of the plant species belonging to the genus, Biophytum. Exceptionally I observed a long-stout stem. I am looking for the species ID from the experts.
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Hi, I'm a plant pathologist (not a very good plant biologist I'm afraid) currently struggling. I was studying the spread of a disease on Manila palms (Adonidia merrillii) when I noticed some differences with this specimen which led me to believe it might be another species (or at least another cultivar). The leaves are a tone darker in green, the trunk is slim and the crownshaft is bluish-grey. The "structure" of the leaf seems a bit different at least to me. While looking for pictures of other species I found that manila palms were previously included in the Veitchia genus. Is this a Veitchia species or a Adonidia merrillii? Could you help me with this particular specimen? I add photos of the plant (the one in the center) and close-ups of fruits and leaf.
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Veitchia merrillii (Becc.) is a synonym of Adonidia merrillii.
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It comes from an arid region of Burundi (Central Africa)
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The scientific name of this plant is Securidaca longepedunculata Fresen. which belongs to family Polygalaceae. Its native range is Tropical and South Africa.
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Picture number 1 is
Manihot grahamii Hook.
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It's a small saprophytic grass (China), I am sure  it not  belongs to Orchidaceae. Does anyone know?
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Following........
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Is it a liana?
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It is difficult to identify a plant without flowers. This could be a Convolvulaceae plant something like Ipomoea sp. or Argyreia sp.
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I am very well know about in this plant genus is Aristolochia.
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It is very common plant in the open fields also it is Aristolochia bracteolata Lam. trailing herb medicinal plant
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Dear All,
Looking for botanical name?
Thanks in advance
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Yeah Rishd sir, its more similar to
Allophylus cobbe (L.) Raeusch. not serratus.
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Can any one Identify this plants?
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Rishad
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Trichosanthes tricuspidata Lour.
Cucurbitaceae
In this species leaves very variable in shape; slightly lobed and some times deeply lobed, lobes sometimes finger-like and sometimes ovate also.
with best regards.
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This is Zingiber sp. but I would like to request, if anyone can say what species of Zingiber this is.
I would be grateful to him/her for identifying the species.
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Zingiber zerumbet (Zingiberaceae) is correct identification. Kindly see the following RG link.
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We have found these seed pots in our collection and would like to know the species. The seed pots (20-25cm long) are very hard, need a hammer to break open.
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Cassia fistula L.
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Please help to identify to species this eremostachys. It is from: IRAN, SEMNAN, SHAHRUD AREA, SHAH-KUH MTS., SHAHVAR MT., N36º31', E 54º45', ~2100 m, 15-17.V.2017
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Eremostachys molucelloides Bunge
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Please help to identify to species this Scrophulariaceae. It is from: IRAN, Razavi Khorasan Province, Khezri Dasht Beyaz N 34º03', E 58º37', ~2300 m, 10-11.V.2017
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Scrophularia striata Boiss., see the type specimens at LE herbarium (lecto and isolecto).
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There is a need to identify this plant, an important host plant for some leaf-mining insects in Bolivia (paper in prep.). We would greatly appreciate any your help.
Photographed in June 2018, in Bolivia: Coroico (the Yungas province), elevation 1600 m. It‘s a rather large tree, growing close to a village. Unfortunately, no more photos available. No flowers.
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Respected Professor Jonas Rimantas Stonis
It's certainly some species of Symplocos (Symplocaceae). It would be better to consult regional floras or expert of neotropical flora to trace the name of species. It is quite possible that this could be some new species of Symplocos.
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Arvind
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Can any one identify this plant?
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Cayratia trifolia
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Please I need experts that could help me identify this plant. A lofty climber with gourd-like fruits. Fruits have 6 ridges; seeds like those of melon, non-endospermic.
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It looks difficult to identify this plant. I doubt that this fruit may be containing melon like seeds.
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The way 16S and 18S rDNA sequencing employed for the genetic level identification of bacteria and fungi respectively, am looking for sequence based identification of the plant species targeting the rbcL gene.
In this context I would like to know if there is an universal primer that encompasses all the species included in the kingdom - Plantae available?
Thanks & Regards
Dr T. Yugendran
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K.V. Sumitha Hello Sumitha thanks for your reply. But I am unable to access the link you have shared.
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Can anyone help me to identify this plant?
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It looks Chenopodium album of family Amaranthaceae
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Can anyone identify this plant thanks in advance, Rishad
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I follow the question
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Can anyone help identify this plant, I suspect it may be from the Euphorbiaceae family, we found it in the rainforest in Kota Kinabalu. A local herbalist told me it is used to prevent aging, cancer and poisoning. Locals refer to it as Bornean Ginseng.
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Dear Haroon Iqbal
Please have a look at this useful link and PDF attachment.
Good luck!
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Zoology & Wild Animals
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From your profile I can see that you have done some work in the Andaman islands so I'm assuming that's where you took this photo.
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I already have a checklist of North American plants which meet basic tree, shrub, subshrub, forb, graminoid, epiphyte, vine, broadleaf/needleleaf, rosette, succulent, evergreen/deciduous categories. However, I am interested in further classifying species as sclerophyllous, or small-leaved. I could otherwise spend considerable time reviewing plant manuals to get this data.
Should shortness outrank succulence? Combinations like "succulent subshrub" would be lost if I were to follow Appendix B (species like Opuntia humifusa, would generally be lumped in with dwarf shrub since it is mostly < 30 cm, except in FL).
It may be desirable to have annuals as a separate category of forbs and graminoids, given that they characterize vegetation in some unique ephemeral enviroments.
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Tree species, fruits in cluster and hanging
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Dear Dr Ashfaque Ahmed , this study will be helpful for you..
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I need a common name or scientific name   or group to which it belongs
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Has anyone identified this plant? I remain curious.
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The plant is 25 cm tall, flowers bright blue. It was collected near Split.
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Dear Michal,
I have finally used this key. Sepal margins are glandular, leaf margin is minutely scabrous. I got Linum tenuifolium L. Thank you a lot for posting this key. Best regards from Poland,
J a c e k
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Now a day’s electronic media has made extraordinary milestones relevant plant identification. There are so many apps are present to identify plants. You can take a snap from your cell phone, it will identify about captured plant, also provides basic details like botanical name, family, cultivation and uses. You can easily identify plant through modern electrics. You can download app from play-store named snapplant, pictureThis etc.
If this information is helpful for you then let me have its feedback.
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Dear Quiser Zaman,
No, I don't have any idea about plant identification apps. As a botanist, I use to identify plants on the basis of their characters. In last four years, I have identified several hundred plants posted on ResearchGate. If such apps are there, then I seriously doubt on their creditibility.
Good luck!
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I have a unknown plant sample extract of which is catalizing some biochemical activity efficiently. But I have no clue what is it. Can anyone please identify the plant? The picture is given below.
Please email me at: diptiman@thapar.edu
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Dr Singh is correct. This is Selaginella willdenowii (Desv. ex Poir.) Baker, even though the determiantion should be verified by the comparison of the material itself with authenticated specimens. The species is commonly and easily cultivated in greenhouses. It is known as "peacock fern", in reference to the characteristic blue iridescence of its leaves, well visible on the photograph. It was originally described from India but is probably widespread in Old World tropical countries.
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During the seed collecting in UAE, we collected this plant. It was dry. The fruits were many, strong and falling very easily by touching or shaking.
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Thanks, Prof. Kamal. It was confirmed as Beta vulgaris with the help of Dr. Ali. We are already working together.
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Dear All,
this ixora mainly collected from teak planted forest floor of kaptai, rangamati area in 2017. Hardly 1 feet high.
Now growing in BAU botanical garden. Picture attaced.
Is this Ixora nigricans or other spp? get confused
Can any one confirmed it?
thanks in advance
Rishad
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Ixora cuneifolia Roxb
The Plant List · Angiosperms · Rubiaceae · Ixora. Ixora cuneifolia Roxb.
H Ixora cuneifolia Roxb. is an accepted name. This name is the accepted name of a species in the genus Ixora (family Rubiaceae). The record derives from WCSP ( data supplied on 2012-03-23 ) which reports it as an accepted name (record 103402 ) ...
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This plant grew in wild. It is some 40 cm tall. Flowers minute, could be pink. Leaf blades 20-25 cm long.
It was collected in S Croatia (Split)
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Parietaria officinalis subsp. judaica (L.) Bég.
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Taxonomic and systematic details of the flora will be appreciated