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Date

April 3, 2022 11:34 AM IST

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Observer

dineshvalke

Date

December 23, 2014 04:03 PM IST

Description

Gymnostachyum canescens (Nees) T.Anderson
synonym of Gymnostachyum pubescens (Lam.) M.R.Almeida

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dineshvalke

Date

February 18, 2012 08:44 AM IST

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dineshvalke

Date

October 2, 2009 12:53 PM IST

Description

commonly known as: large flowered calacanthus • Hindi: करंब karamb • Kannada: ಬಿಳಿ ಗೋರಂಟೆ bili gorante • Malayalam: കരിംകുറിഞ്ഞി karimkurunni, വെള്ളക്കുറിഞ്ഞി vellakurunni • Marathi: मुगूट mugut • Sanskrit: सहचरः sahacarah • Tulu: ಬೊಳ್ಡು ಗೋರಟೆ boldu gorate

Names compiled / updated at Names of Plants in India

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What

Milky Mangrove (Excoecaria agallocha)

Observer

dineshvalke

Date

December 12, 2021 12:34 PM IST

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Observer

dineshvalke

Date

August 2, 2012 03:46 PM IST

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What

Indian Spurgetree (Euphorbia neriifolia)

Observer

ugami

Date

April 8, 2016 04:30 PM UTC

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Date

November 13, 2021 04:28 PM IST

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Observer

shiwalee

Date

September 13, 2021 02:53 PM IST

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Observer

sachin20

Date

October 10, 2021 05:10 PM IST

Description

Actually this species flowering session is May - June

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dineshvalke

Date

October 27, 2012 11:38 AM IST

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aparnaw

Date

November 13, 2016 01:16 PM HST

Description

Frequent

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Observer

panthera-onca

Date

January 13, 2019 07:18 PM IST

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Observer

shiwalee

Date

August 8, 2021 11:07 AM IST

Description

Present in vegetative state on the rocks and trailing on the ground in rocky habitat.

Many thanks to Radha Veach for validating the ID.

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dineshvalke

Date

August 29, 2021 10:08 AM IST

Description

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What

Indian Catmint (Anisomeles indica)

Observer

dineshvalke

Date

September 19, 2013 11:59 AM IST

Description

Image source:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dinesh_valke/9953207504/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dinesh_valke/9953302373/

Many thanks to Dr Vijayasankar Raman for the ID ... efloraofindia.

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Observer

dineshvalke

Date

June 4, 2014 02:29 PM IST

Description

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shiwalee

Date

October 31, 2020 12:36 PM IST

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Observer

shiwalee

Date

February 21, 2021 02:03 PM IST

Description

Present near the lake in small numbers.

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Observer

shiwalee

Date

September 23, 2019 06:30 PM IST

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Observer

dineshvalke

Date

August 8, 2021 10:58 AM IST

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What

Swamplilies (Genus Crinum)

Observer

shiwalee

Date

June 23, 2017 06:36 AM IST

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What

Pariparoba (Piper umbellatum)

Observer

dineshvalke

Date

November 15, 2016 01:39 PM IST

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shiwalee

Date

March 14, 2021 11:40 AM IST

Description

Many thanks to Radha Veach for providing all the guidance and pointers w.r.t. the distribution and identification of this plant.

Distribution: In the forest of Tungareshwar Mountain, this plant is present at only evergreen patches and concentrated with dense population at few locations at these patches.

Distribution mentioned in the flora documentation:

  1. Flora of the Presidency of Bombay -Theodore Cooke : Konkan(Stocks, Dalzell), Kanara: N. Kanara Ghats in evergreen forests, common in the forests near Nilkund and Gairsoppa Ghats
  2. Forest Flora of the Bombay Presidency and Sind- W.A. Talbot : Sikkim Himalaya in hot valleys, Konkan and North Kanara , common in rain-forests near Nilkund and Gairsoppa Ghats
  3. BSI Fascicles of Flora of India-Fascicle 24- A.P. Jagtap & N.P. Singh : India: Andaman, Assam, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Nicobar, Sikkim, West Bengal
  4. BSI Flora of Maharashtra State- N.P. Singh , P. Laksmninarasimhan, S.Karthikeyan & P.V. Prasanna - Rare, Konkan (Cooke, op.cit.) , Mumbai
  5. Flora of Maharashtra -M.R. Almeida : Bombay(Dalzell), Ramghat(S.M. Almeida), Konkan(Stocks, Dalzell)
  6. Flora of Anshi National Park - Sachin A. Punekar, P. Lakshminarasimhan : Anshi , Anshi Ghat, Anshi-Ulvi Road

Some of the details of the plant observed :
Only one plant was seen in flowering -but could not observe flowers in detail as they were high up. Rest of the larger plants were in fruiting/seed dispersal stage.
Stems : lenticillate , terete, not striated, mature stems glabrous and very young stems are pubescent
Leaves can be as long as 5.5(or little more) inches, petiole of leaves(young leaves) are rufous pubescent but the leaf surface is glabrous on both sides. Minute glands are present at the base of the midvein on upper surface(as mentioned in Fl. of Anshi N.P- Sachin Punekar et al)

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Date

February 13, 2021 03:19 PM IST

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dineshvalke

Date

December 7, 2008 09:40 AM IST

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aparnaw

Date

December 28, 2012 12:20 PM HST

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Observer

dineshvalke

Date

October 24, 2010 09:46 AM IST

Description

Image source:

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Observer

shiwalee

Date

March 26, 2021 12:57 PM IST

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What

Curled Aerides (Aerides crispa)

Observer

dineshvalke

Date

May 28, 2011 12:24 PM IST

Description

Image source:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dinesh_valke/5780282932/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dinesh_valke/5780286514/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dinesh_valke/5780294000/

Many thanks to Shrikant Ingalhalikar for the ID.


commonly known as: curled aerides • Marathi: पान शिंग pan shing, रुक शिंग ruk shing

Names compiled / updated at Names of Plants in India

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What

Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica)

Observer

dineshvalke

Date

March 7, 2020 10:15 AM IST

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What

Flexuose Climbing Fern (Lygodium flexuosum)

Observer

dineshvalke

Date

March 7, 2020 10:16 AM IST

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Observer

shiwalee

Date

February 14, 2021 04:20 PM IST

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Observer

shiwalee

Date

October 9, 2017 08:35 AM IST

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What

Antispiral Water Trumpet (Cryptocoryne retrospiralis)

Observer

shiwalee

Date

December 20, 2020 05:20 PM IST

Description

Tentative ID based on following characteristics of the plant:
Leaves: Leaf blade gradually running into the petiole. Petioles shorter than the blade. Leaf-blades elongate-lanceolate or elongate-elliptical , 10-30 cm long, leaf base-cuneate, running into the petiole, tip acuminate

Spathe: Spathe with the tube between the kettle and limb.
Spathe tube gradually changing into the spathe limb.

Spathe Limb: limb spirally twisted above (7 or more turns resembling a cork-screw),
Spathe limb opening by a narrow slit.

Habitat :Gregariously present in shallow water patches and moist soil in the river bed of Tansa river.

Few Caterpillars same as the observation https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/69802904
were also present on the leaf of the plant. (observation of the caterpillar: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/69846291)

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Observer

smalltown_huang

Date

March 10, 2018 08:34 AM CST

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What

Indian Spurgetree (Euphorbia neriifolia)

Observer

sakshis

Date

February 2, 2021 10:54 AM IST

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What

Matted Sandmat (Euphorbia serpens)

Observer

nathantaylor

Date

September 17, 2012 12:23 PM CDT

Description

Scale for seeds in 0.5 mm intervals. Seeds of same plants as those in this observation: http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/2104117

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Observer

abe

Date

July 12, 2004 12:39 PM PDT

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Observer

shiwalee

Date

January 10, 2021 03:57 PM IST

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What

Ants (Family Formicidae)

Observer

shiwalee

Date

January 31, 2021 05:34 PM IST

Description

Ants carrying the fallen flowers of Neuracanthus trinervius in the evening. Some of the flowers of Neuracanthus trinervius fall on the forest floor by evening. The fallen flowers do not look much wilted. There are certain flowers which dry out on the plant itself. I did not see any ants on the plant or the flower spikes.

Not sure about why the Ants carry these flowers but there is one reference mentioned in the article in Bombay natural history journal(1892)- 'Our ants' by 'Robert Wroughton' :
'Curiously enough, these same species (or at any rate Meranoplus) harvest a small purple flower, and in that case, they bring home the whole flower, and strew the petals around the entrance, exactly as Pheidole, and the others, do the chaff of the grass seed.'
He mentions in other part of the article that the chaff of grass strewn may serve as fortification.

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What

Kulhafila (Launaea sarmentosa)

Observer

shiwalee

Date

July 15, 2018 09:11 AM IST

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Observer

shiwalee

Date

February 20, 2019 09:12 AM IST

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What

Daisy Family (Family Asteraceae)

Observer

shiwalee

Date

October 2, 2018 01:02 PM IST

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Observer

shiwalee

Date

November 25, 2020 04:25 PM IST

Description

Leaves are infected by galls induced by likely a member of Cecidomyiidae

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What

Common Medicineplant (Adenostemma lavenia)

Observer

shiwalee

Date

March 9, 2020 01:04 PM IST

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What

Chickenspike (Sphenoclea zeylanica)

Observer

shiwalee

Date

December 20, 2020 05:44 PM IST

Description

Present in the shallow water patches of the riverbed.

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Observer

dineshvalke

Date

December 19, 2020 04:33 PM IST

Description

Barleria longiflora L.f.
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/dinesh_valke/50750747227/

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Observer

shiwalee

Date

November 19, 2020 10:06 AM IST

Description

The branches of this plant were present in the water freely. Present in the small water patches (which were slowly drying up) near the lake.

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What

Indian Swampweed (Hygrophila polysperma)

Observer

shiwalee

Date

November 22, 2020 05:43 PM IST

Description

Present on the crevices of cement structure. Other plants of the same species are also present along water patches nearby.

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Observer

aditya_gadkari

Date

August 18, 2020 12:30 PM IST

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Date

November 2020

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Observer

aakashraut

Date

March 21, 2019 09:08 AM IST

Description

Scientific name
Bulbophyllum fimbriatum (Lindl). Rchb.f.

Common name-
Fringed orchid, Umbrella orchid, Banana orchid.

मराठी नाव-
छत्री अमरी.

Family-
Orchideaceae.

Endemic to Western Ghats of India.

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What

Small Indian Civet (Viverricula indica)

Observer

aakashraut

Date

July 4, 2019 06:24 PM IST

Description

The Small Indian Civet (Viverricula indica) is a civet native to South and Southeast Asia. It is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List because of its widespread distribution, widespread habitat use and healthy populations living in agricultural and secondary landscapes of many range states.

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What

Meadow Eulophia (Eulophia pratensis)

Observer

aakashraut

Date

January 12, 2019 09:39 AM IST

Description

Botanical name-
Eulophia pratensis.

Common name-
Meadow eulophia.
Meadow eulophia is a terrestrial orchid upto 50cm tall. Typically found in marshy and grassy area along river beds and seasonal water channels. It's Endemic to Western Ghats, nearly threatened species

Flowering period- December to Match

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What

Needlefishes, Halfbeaks, and Allies (Order Beloniformes)

Observer

shiwalee

Date

May 31, 2019 09:55 AM IST

Description

Observed at Mangrove habitat.

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Observer

shiwalee

Date

November 10, 2019 10:29 AM IST

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What

Yellow Snake Tree (Stereospermum tetragonum)

Observer

shiwalee

Date

April 28, 2018 09:43 AM IST

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Observer

shiwalee

Date

August 2019

Place

Private

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Observer

shiwalee

Date

October 2, 2018 02:37 PM IST

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What

Lesser Mallow White (Hibiscus hirtus)

Observer

shiwalee

Date

March 15, 2020 10:56 AM IST

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Observer

shiwalee

Date

March 10, 2020 01:53 PM IST

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Observer

shiwalee

Date

May 17, 2019 09:11 AM IST

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Observer

shiwalee

Date

November 4, 2018 02:32 PM IST

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Observer

shiwalee

Date

September 19, 2019 10:17 AM IST

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What

Black Varnish Tree (Holigarna arnottiana)

Observer

shiwalee

Date

April 19, 2019 12:55 PM IST

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Observer

shiwalee

Date

September 26, 2018 10:21 AM IST

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Observer

sushantmore

Date

January 30, 2020

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Observer

sushantmore

Date

September 10, 2017 01:24 AM IST

Place

pachmarhi (Google, OSM)

Description

Rare and recently rediscovered ground orchid found in satpuda hills

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Observer

sushantmore

Date

August 15, 2017 10:28 PM IDT

Description

Habenaria diphylla (Orchidaceae)
Sometimes wrongly identified as habenaria reniformis which has differnt distribution than this species H.reniformis found in eastern himalayan regione and Habenaria diphylla is found in western Maharashtra in kokan region

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Observer

sushantmore

Date

October 28, 2017 12:52 AM IDT

Description

Deccan Morning Glory is a small climber found in the undergrowth of forests on ground ferns and small herbs, velvet-hairy with spreading trichomes. Leaves are entire or 3-5-lobed, Flowers are borne in boat-shaped involucrate bract, in head like cymose cluster. The outer bracts are ovate, basally flat-heart-shaped, apically pointed, each separate bract 1.5 cm long, the inner bracts smaller. Flowers are stalkless to nearly so. Sepals are nearly equal, lanceshaped-tapering, 7-9 mm long, velvet-hairy with spreading trichomes. Flowers are purplish to pink, funnel-shaped, 1.5-2 cm long. Fruits are nearly spherical, 5 mm long, brown, hairless. Deccan Morning Glory is found in India and Sri Lanka. Flowering: November-January.