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Nilgiri Strawberry   
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Nilgiri Strawberry
ative Photo: Siddarth Machado
Common name: Nilgiri Strawberry
Botanical name: Fragaria nilgerrensis    Family: Rosaceae (Rose family)
Synonyms: Potentilla nilgerrensis (Schltdl. ex J.Gay) Mabb.

Nilgiri Strawberry is a species of wild strawberry endemic to Peninsular India. It is a perennial herb with leaves 3 x 5 cm, somewhat leathery, hairy, especially below; stipules sheathing; axis to 7 cm long; mid-leaflets obovate, 3.5 x 2.5 cm, base wedge-shaped, margin deeply sawtoothed; laterals oblique, 2.5 x 2 cm. Flowers are borne in erect cymes, up to 5 cm long; flower-cluster-stalks golden hairy. Petals are elliptic, 5 mm, yellow. Stamens are numerous. Pistils numerous, on a convex receptacle; ovule 1. Achenes are numerous, on fleshy torus. Flowering: February-April.

Identification credit: Siddarth Machado Photographed in Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve.

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