Alysicarpus longifolius


al-liss-ee-KAR-pus -- from the Greek halusis (chain) and karpos (fruit)
lon-jee-FOH-lee-us -- long leaves

Native to: Pakistan, west and south-west India

Long Leaved Alysicarpus • Hindi: जंगली गैलिया Jangali gailia, गुबल Gubal • Marathi: शेवरा Shevra, Motha dampta • Telugu: Peddakandikaraku; 
 

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ID request-280710-PKA1 - efloraofindia | Google Groups : 7 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (4)
Came across this erect herb at Warora (near Nagpur). Looks like some Alysicarpus sp.??
Date/Time: 26-10-2008 / 12:15PM
Location: Warora near Nagpur.
Habitat: Wild
Plant habit: Erect herb,

Leaves: alternate, 2 to 4 cm
Flowers red & yellow coloured on a spike approx 50cm long.

Is it Alysicarpus vaginalis?
it is Alysicarpus longifolia.
Thanks ...  The flower spike for bit longer (approx 0.5 m +) than what i had read about A. longifolia. Is it some  variation?
the flowering racemes are frequently even longer than that. the plant itself can attain a height of 0.5-2 meters depending upon the locality and availability of water
. i had seen it attaining that height at Kalina univeristy-BKC campus at Mumbai.
Alysicarpus longifolius is my view too.

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Alysicarpu​s longifoliu​s:  Photographed on my property at Shahapur.
 
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Alysicarpus logifolieu :  1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1) - 3 MB.

Flowers of  Alysicarpus pubescens
Mar. name Durangi shevara
Photographed at Roha, Maharashtra
I feel it is Alysicarpus longifolius & not Alysicarpus pubescens.
Please check these links.
Alysicarpus pubescens: http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Alysicarpus.html
Alysicarpus longifolus: http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Long%20Leaved%20Alysicarpus.html


Alysicarpus longifolius (Spreng.) Wight & Arn.
al-liss-ee-KAR-pus -- from the Greek halusis (chain) and karpos (fruit)
lon-jee-FOH-lee-us -- long leaves
Sep 30, 2007 ... at Nagla block of Sanjay Gandhi National Park
commonly known as: long-leaved alyce clover • Marathi: शेवरा shevra
Native to: Pakistan, west and south-west India
some views: Aug 23, 2008 ... along Ghodbunder Road near Gaimukh, Thane, Maharashtra

nice photographs, if you dont mind please check your Nagla block photo once again, to me it look different species or var. under A. longifolius.
Frankly, it would be difficult for me to gauge the variety; you may please help me with it; it will be a great help.
Another genus with beautiful flowers. More beautiful than your lens eye.
Pods are very much needed to confirm the species as per the Keys.
I can't say any more than this. But it does look A.longifolius to me


Need id for this plant ALY : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (5)
Need id for this plant
2 November 19
Agra, U.P

Alysicarpus bupleurifolius (L.) DC.
Alysicarpus longifolius
Leaf can vary... Oblong, obovate, ovate. Size can vary too. Plant can be one foot to 8 feet tall.
In A.bupleurifolius ...60-70 cm tall, leaf is barely 3 cm long, less than 1 cm wide, usually linear... and looks like a grass untill the flowers bloom ...
I also feel closer to Alysicarpus longifolius (Spreng.) Wight & Arn. as suggested by ...

This plant is about 3ft tall. Leafs are less than 1cm wide and 3-4 Cm long.

 
Alysicarpus longifolius SN11219 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)
Wild herb in the red gram cotton field margin from Wani area of Maharashtra 

 


 
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