Do we have a compilation of Cardamine genus of India to refer to?
I will be greatly obliged.
CUBE (Collaborative Undergraduate Biology Education) Lab,
On Friday, November 9, 2012 at 10:26:27 PM UTC+5:30, Gurcharan Singh wrote:
> Yes Satish ji
> To put it in simple words, lyrate: a pinnately lobed leaf, with more or
> less curved (wavy) lobes and a large terminal lobe.
> Your diagnosis of the genus is very appropriate. The family Brassicaceae
> is usually classified on the basis of whether cotyledons (which form baby
> leaves when seed germinates) of seed are folded on either side
> (conduplicate) of radicle (portion which forms root), or lying flat with
> facing each other with radicle on back of one (incumbent) or radicle
> standing along the edges. However a more simple classification is generally
> based on fruit being siliqua (more than three times longer than broad) or
> silicula (less than three times as long as broad), whether fruit is totally
> rounded in cross section, compressed right angles to the septum or
> compressed parallel to the septum, whether plants are hairy or glabrous,
> and if hairy, hairs simple or branched, the size of fruit, flower colour,
> and number of seeds in fruit, the fruit being beaded or not.
> The family is complex but I find it interesting.
> Dr. Gurcharan Singh
> Retired Associate Professor
> SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
> Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
> Phone: 011-25518297 Mob: 9810359089
> On Fri, Nov 9, 2012 at 6:37 AM, Satish Phadke <drsmp...@gmail.com
>> Gurcharan ji
>> Thanks for showing this wonderful plant.
>> As I have almost nothing to share during the week I am trying to
>> understand and take interest in some species new to me.
>> What I understood here is......
>> Cardamine is a genus of Brassicaceae with leaves deeply lobed or
>> compound. The fruits are linear lanceolate, long narrow, strongly
>> compressed, with valves that coil up suddenly from the base ejecting the
>> Coming to the described species: I was wondering about the meaning of
>> lyrate leaves...?
>> *a simple leaf having curvature suggestive of a lyre*
>> I find that lyrate is shaped like a lyre and lyre means *(n) a harp used
>> by ancient Greeks for accompaniment i.e. a stringed instrument with a
>> particularly curved shape.*
>> Dr Satish Phadke
>> On Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 5:50 AM, Gurcharan Singh <sing...@gmail.com
>>> *Cardamine flexuosa* With., Bot. Arr. Brit. Pl. ed. 3:578, t. 3. 1796.
>>> Syn: *Cardamine* *sylvatica* Link; *Cardamine hirsuta* var. *sylvatica*
>>> Hook. f. & T.
>>> Common names: Common bittercress, wavy bittercress
>>> Small annual herb mostly branched from base, without a distinct basal
>>> rosette of leaves, often withered at flowering stage, lyrate with larger
>>> terminal lobe usually reniform or broadly ovate, 3-5 lobed, lateral lobes
>>> smaller; upper leaves smaller, not auriculate at base,; flowers white, in
>>> racemes on usually zigzag axis; stamens usually 6; siliqua linear 12-25 mm
>>> Common in moist shaded places, often along roadsides. Photographed
>>> from Kashmir and Manali.
>>> Dr. Gurcharan Singh
>>> Retired Associate Professor
>>> SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
>>> Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
>>> Phone: 011-25518297 Mob: 9810359089
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