Thespesia populnea

6 views
Skip to first unread message

rashida atthar

unread,
Oct 19, 2009, 3:01:32 AM10/19/09
to indian...@googlegroups.com


This is a very common tree of Mumbai with changing flower colour from lemon yellow to deep purple red within 24 hours. Pics taken in the last two days. The book 'Trees of Mumbai' has some interesting information and I quote pg:159 " .. The flowers turn yellow to purple in 24 hours due to oxidation of the yellow anthocyanins present in the petals." Further the authors state: "The bark yields good fibre. All parts of the tree are used by locals for medicine. The leaves are applied as poultice to swelling and abscess. They are also used for wrapping food. The deep red , thick oil produced from the seeds is known as 'huile amere'."
 
regards,
Rashida.




From the happening headlines to the juiciest gossip, get your daily update on MSN India Drag n' drop
Thespesia populnea foliage flowers.JPG
Thespesia populnea flowers bud.JPG
Thespesia populnea blooms.JPG
Thespesia populnea changing colour &budf.JPG

Dinesh Valke

unread,
Oct 19, 2009, 3:22:56 AM10/19/09
to rashida atthar, indian...@googlegroups.com
... commonly known as: aden apple, bhendi tree, cork tree, Indian tulip tree, John-Bull tree, king of flowers, large-leaved tulip tree, mangrove, milo (in Hawaii), Pacific rosewood, portia tree, seaside mahoe (in Florida), umbrella tree • Bengali: gajashundi, palaspipal, poresh • Gujarati: પારસ પિપળૉ paras piplo • Hindi: bhendi, gajadanda, पारस पीपल paras-pipal • Kannada: arasi, bangali • Malayalam: ചിലാന്തി cilaanthi, പൃപ്പരുത്തി prapparuththi, പൃവരശ് pravaras • Marathi: आष्ट aashta, आस aas, पारस भेंडी paras-bhendi,  पारोसा पिंपळ parosa pimpal, पार्श्वपिंपळ parshvapimpal, पिंपरणी pimparani, पिंपरी pimpari • Sanskrit: पार्श्वपिप्पल parshwapippal • Tamil: பூவரசு puvarasu • Telugu: గంగరావి gangaravi
 
 
Most of the common names in Indian languages are closely related to (or even share names of) peepal ... very likely because the leaves of this tree resemble in some manner to that of peepal.
... while it is easy to find this tree commonly in my vicinity, I am yet to meet its look-alike Hibiscus tileaceus.
 
Regards.

Vijayadas D

unread,
Oct 19, 2009, 3:27:36 AM10/19/09
to Dinesh Valke, rashida atthar, indian...@googlegroups.com
Dear all,
 
In malayalam it is known as  cheelanthi

--
VijayadasD
Horticulturalist / Estates Supervisor Deputy
Electro Saudi Services Ltd
Salwa Garden Village
Riyadh-11462,PBNO-7210
KSA
vijayadas.wetpaint.com

Ferns are funniest plants..............!!!!!

rashida atthar

unread,
Oct 19, 2009, 8:53:41 AM10/19/09
to vijay...@gmail.com, dinesh...@gmail.com, indian...@googlegroups.com
Thank you Dinesh ji and Vijadas ji for the various names and synonyms.
Dinseh ji the leaves resemble Pipal but I did not know they are used for food untill I read it in Trees of Mumbai! You have listed so many interesting names. It is really a beautiful tree, but most of the time we take this tree for granted in Mumbai !  

regards,
Rashida.

 



 

Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 10:27:36 +0300
Subject: [indiantreepix:21121] Re: Thespesia populnea
From: vijay...@gmail.com
To: dinesh...@gmail.com
CC: rashid...@hotmail.com; indian...@googlegroups.com

M. Sundararaman

unread,
Oct 20, 2009, 2:22:31 AM10/20/09
to rashid...@hotmail.com, vijay...@gmail.com, dinesh...@gmail.com, indian...@googlegroups.com
My dear Friends,
Thanks for the information furnished.My Hobby is "Picking Seeds on the Roadside".I pick lots of this Thespesia Populnea seeds and supply to whosoever wants the same.They are a very sturdy Tree in my opinion .This is called "Poorman's Teak"in Tamil Nadu
Anybody who wants seeds can contact me 044--24461660.Thanks M.SUNDARARAMAN

On Mon, 19 Oct 2009 18:30:51 +0530 wrote

>
Thank you Dinesh ji and Vijadas ji for the various names and synonyms.
>
Dinseh ji the leaves resemble Pipal but I did not know they are used for food untill I read it in Trees of Mumbai! You have listed so many interesting names. It is really a beautiful tree, but most of the time we take this tree for granted in Mumbai !
>
>
regards,
>
Rashida.
>
>

>
>
>

>

Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 10:27:36 +0300
>Subject: [indiantreepix:21121] Re: Thespesia populnea
>From: vijay...@gmail.com
>To: dinesh...@gmail.com
>CC: rashid...@hotmail.com; indian...@googlegroups.com
>
>

Dear all,

In malayalam it is known as cheelanthi
>
>
On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 10:22 AM, Dinesh Valke wrote:
>

... commonly known as: aden apple, bhendi tree, cork tree, Indian tulip tree, John-Bull tree, king of flowers, large-leaved tulip tree, mangrove, milo (in Hawaii), Pacific rosewood, portia tree, seaside mahoe (in Florida), umbrella tree • Bengali: gajashundi, palaspipal, poresh • Gujarati: પારસ પિપળૉ paras piplo • Hindi: bhendi, gajadanda, पारस पीपल paras-pipal • Kannada: arasi, bangali • Malayalam: ചിലാന്തി cilaanthi, പൃപ്പരുത്തി prapparuththi, പൃവരശ് pravaras • Marathi: आष्ट aashta, आस aas, पारस भेंडी paras-bhendi, पारोसा पिंपळ parosa pimpal, पार्श्वपिंपळ parshvapimpal, पिंपरणी pimparani, पिंपरी pimpari • Sanskrit: पार्श्वपिप्पल parshwapippal • Tamil: பூவரசு puvarasu • Telugu: గంగరావి gangaravi


Most of the common names in Indian languages are closely related to (or even share names of) peepal ... very likely because the leaves of this tree resemble in some manner to that of peepal.
... while it is easy to find this tree commonly in my vicinity, I am yet to meet its look-alike Hibiscus tileaceus.

Regards.



>
>
On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 12:31 PM, rashida atthar wrote:
>


>
>
This is a very common tree of Mumbai with changing flower colour from lemon yellow to deep purple red within 24 hours. Pics taken in the last two days. The book 'Trees of Mumbai' has some interesting information and I quote pg:159 " ..The flowers turn yellow to purple in 24 hours due to oxidation of the yellow anthocyanins present in the petals." Further the authors state: "The bark yields good fibre. All parts of the tree are used by locals for medicine. The leaves are applied as poultice to swelling and abscess. They are also used for wrapping food. The deep red, thick oil produced from the seeds is known as 'huile amere'."

regards,
Rashida.
>
>
>

From the happening headlines to the juiciest gossip, get your daily update on MSN India Drag n' drop
>
>
>
>

>--
>VijayadasD
>Horticulturalist / Estates Supervisor Deputy
>Electro Saudi Services Ltd
>Salwa Garden Village
>Riyadh-11462,PBNO-7210
>KSA
>vijayadas.wetpaint.com
>
>Ferns are funniest plants..............!!!!!
>
>

M. Sundararaman Tel# 044--24461660;SINDHUR SEA PRINCESS
9 Coastal Road ., BESANT NAGAR; CHENNAI 600090
Until the last tree is cut;
Until the last river is dry;
Until the last fish is caught;
Until the last animal is killed;
Man willnot realise that he cannot eat money
Founder Trustee of NIZHAL,anNGO ofChennai
SeedEXNORA Senator

rashida atthar

unread,
Oct 20, 2009, 3:04:09 AM10/20/09
to m_sunda...@rediffmail.com, vijay...@gmail.com, dinesh...@gmail.com, indian...@googlegroups.com
Thank you Sundararaman ji for the information.
 
regards,
Rashida. 


 



 

Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2009 06:22:31 +0000
To: rashid...@hotmail.com
Subject: [indiantreepix:21180] Re: Thespesia populnea
From: m_sunda...@rediffmail.com
CC: vijay...@gmail.com; dinesh...@gmail.com; indian...@googlegroups.com
</Table
Reply all
Reply to author
Forward
0 new messages