Tetrataenium rigens

Tetrataenium rigens (Wall. ex DC.) Manden., Trudy Tbilissk Bot. Inst. 20: 17 1959. (syn: Heracleum candolleanum Gamble; Heracleum courtallense Gamble; Heracleum rigens Wall.; Heracleum rigens var. candolleanum (Wight & Arn.) C. B. Clarke; Heracleum rigens var. elongatum Gamble; Heracleum rigens var. multiradiatum Gamble; Heracleum sprengelianum Dalz & Gibs.; Pastinaca candolleana Wight & Arn.; Pastinaca ligusticifolia Wight & Arn.; Pastinaca rigens Wight);

India (SW-Ghats) as per Catalogue of Life;

Images by Joby Joseph (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more photos & complete details, click on the links)


Heracleum rigens from Vagamon Kerala: Heracleum rigens Wall.

Description:-Rootstock stout, stem puberulous or pubescent.Leaves of three to five leaflets. Leaflets and their lobes rounded, margin serrate or dentate. Rays of umbel numerous (fifteen to thirty), 2 to 3 inches: pedicel 1/2 inch, sepals green with pink tips. Petals creamy yellow, anthers dark reddish purple. Mericarps when fresh half as thick as broad, 1/3 to 1/2 inch, broadly elliptic, brownish red or pink, drying flat: inside vittas four, slender extending half to three-fourth down, as regards width occupying the middle half of the fruit, i.e., in two very close pairs. (Ref: P.F. Fyson (1932). The Flora of the South Indian Hill Stations. Vol.I P-255-256). A tall, erect, greyish-pubescent herb reaching 3 ft. in height, with yellow flowers, the leaves both radical and cauline, remarkable for the distant, more or less orbicularcordate, slightly lobed leaflets. (Ref: J.S. Gamble, (1915). Flora of the Presidency of Madras. Vol:I. P-564.)

Images of Pimpinella wallichiana in Flora of Karnataka are of Heracleum rigens.
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Images of Pimpinella wallichiana in FOI are of Heracleum rigens.
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ANSEPT25 Apiaceae(?) member for ID : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4).  
Thadiyandamol, Coorg
August 2014

Pimpinella wallichiana (Miq) Gandhi (= P. monoica Dalz), fruits papillose is reported from Tidiandmul area in the Coorg flora
This id needs to be reconsidered for the following reasons:
The fruit is just too large. Pimpinella wallachiana fruits are 2-3mm.
The leaf is 3 lobed whereas in Pimpinella wallachiana it is triangular & trifoliate (lower leaves).
The images are dated August 2014 (no day is mentioned) even so P wallachiana flowers/fruits much later in November-January (at least in Maharashtra).
Am unable to give an alternate id currently.
Same images are available as Pimpinella wallichiana at FOI & Flora of Karanataka at
Advised both FOI and Flora of Karanataka for correction as images appear close to images at Heracleum rigens Wall. ex DC.