The mention of Jivanti is even found in Atharva Veda. Charak, and Bhavprakash, describe it as best among leafy vegetables. It is included in Jivaniya Gana, which is the group of herbs used for promoting vitality, and life. Jivanti is considered a stimulant, and tonic in Ayurvedic literatures.
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This area is located on the fringe of the Great Indian Desert, famous for large number of Black Bucks, has sandy saline soil with open grassland scattered with Acasia nilotica, Prosopis cineraria, Parkinsonia aculeata, Capparis decidua etc. I hope Leptadaenia pyrotechnica Asclepiadaceae, now Apocynaceae. I wonder why pyrotechnica????? Perhaps answer may be linked here: "The pith in the stems is used as tinder, and the twigs also make an inextinguishable slow-match.
I have been into finance all through my career I have gained and learned a lot by being part this group. This can be Sarcostemma or Leptadenia. Most likely Leptadenia. Pyrotechnica is a strange name :. This picture was taken on 16th October, this year, in Tal Chappar, in a scrub land, the soil was very sandy, its in Churu dist of Rajasthan about Km from Jaipur I am attaching another pictures where you can see the clump very clearly I too wanted to know about this growth so took the close up of it.
It could be Capparis aphylla since it is leafless and arid zone plant Let me through a guess too: why not Sarcostemma? It was a guess since C. Sarcostemma species have watery or milky sap, and Leptadenia pyrotechnica has watery sap.
Of these, the former is a climber that grows on other shrubs, whereas, the latter species is an erect bushy shrub.
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