Here it is from online Flora of India
There is also good key in eFlora of China
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 Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 8:36 PM, Arunan <mcaru...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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 <011%202551%208297> Mob: 9810359089 <098103%2059089>
>> On Fri, Nov 9, 2012 at 6:37 AM, Satish Phadke <drsmp...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 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 <011%202551%208297> Mob: 9810359089
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