Melochia nodiflora (Introduced)


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Pl find attached the photos of Melochia nodiflora.
It was observed at Vellore, Tamil Nadu.
As I could not retrieve my original photos immediately, I attach the photos taken from my Google photo account at lessor resolutions.

Thanks a lot, ..., for new addition to efloraofindia.
 
 
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This wild herb, flowering/fruiting in its last stages was recorded from ACJ Bose Botanical Garden, Howrah, West Bengal..
I think it should be Melochia nodiflora… please correct me, if required...!!

I guess ID is correct ...
 

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