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Dr. Maulik Gadani
Botanical Name :
Common Name :
Damyanti, Golden Dew-drops, Forget-me-Not
Plant Family :
Plant Form :
Occurrence (Sectors) :
1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 10-13, 15-19, 21-24, 26,27, 29, 30
Occurrence (Special Areas) :
Gujarat Forestry Research Foundation, Indroda Park, Van Chetana Kendra, Infocity, Basan, Aranya Van
About Duranta erecta Plant :
A small shrub with branched tap root system.
Square, herbaceous but woody below, erect, branched, solid, green.
Ramal and cauline, simple, opposite decussate or whorled, petiolate, obovate, ovate or elliptic, entire, with axillary thorns and unicostate reticulate venation.
Axillary or terminal racemes forming panicles.
Complete, bisexual, bracteates, bracts small at the base of the flowers, pedicellate, hypogynous, zygomorphic, pentamerous, bluish-white in colour.
Calyx made up of 5 sepals, gamosepalous, slightly tubular, persistent, valvate, small, teeth 5.
Corolla made up of 5 petals, gamopetalous, tubular with unequal lobes, three anterior lobes are larger than two posterior; quincuncial, corolla tube slightly curved, rotate, lilac or light-blue.
Stamens 4, polyandrous, epipetalous, didynamous, posterior stamen is absent, sagitate, dithecous, basifixed, introrse.
Gynoecium is tetracarpellary, syncarpous, superior, tetralocular, each locule with two ovules; axile placentation; style simple; stigma simple, bifid or 4 lobed.
Drupe fleshy with enlarged calyx with four 2-chambered stones, orange.
8, obovate-oblong, smooth, glabrous.
Flowering and Fruiting Time :
Throughout the year.
Commonly cultivated in the gardens and used as a border or hedge plant.
Fruit juice is also known to be used against mosquitoes.
Sponsored By :
Gujarat Forestry Research Foundation,
Gandhinagar, Gujarat, INDIA
Principal Investigator :
Dr. Maulik Gadani
Data Compiler :
Dr. Goral Jani
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