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Dinesh Valke

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Jan 2, 2011, 1:36:01 PM1/2/11
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Clusiaceae (garcinia family) » Mesua ferrea
Synonyms: Calophyllum nagassarium, Mesua coromandalina, M. nagassarium, M. pedunculata, M. roxburghii, M. sclerophylla, M. speciosa


¿ may-SEW-ah ? -- named after Mesue, father-son, Arabian physicians and botanists
FER-ee-uh -- of iron


commonly known as: Ceylon ironwood, cobra's saffron, Indian rose chestnut, ironwood tree, mesua, poached egg tree • Assamese: nahor, নোক্তে nokte • Bengali: নাগকেশর nagkesar, পুন্নাগ punnaga • Gujarati: નાગચંપા nagachampa • Hindi: नागचम्पा nagchampa, नागेसर nagesar, नागकेसर nagkesar • Kannada: ನಾಗ ಕೇಸರಿ nagakesari, ನಾಗ ಸಮ್ಪಿಗೆ nagasampige • Kashmiri: नागकेसरः nagkesarah • Malayalam: ചുരുളി churuli, മണിനാനങ്ക് maninaanank • Manipuri: নাগেসৰ nageshor • Marathi: नागचंपा nagchampa, नागकेशर nagakeshara, थोरलाचांपा thorlachampa • Mizo: nahar, herhse • Sanskrit: नागकेशर nagakesarah, नागपुष्प nagapuspah • Tamil: நாகப்பூ nagappu, நாகேசுரம் nakecuram • Telugu: నాగకేసరము nagakesaramu • Urdu: नर्मिश्क narmishka


Native to: Sri Lanka, India, Indo-China, Malaya


Edible use:
... ripe fruit eaten by tribal folk in Kerala ... NISCAIR Online Periodicals Repository


Symbolic status:
... State Tree of Mizoram, India
... State Flower of Tripura, India
... National tree of Sri Lanka
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raju

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Jan 2, 2011, 2:13:01 PM1/2/11
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Dineshji,
Dried fruit used as alternative fuel source in some areas in Assam.

Raju Das

On Jan 2, 11:36 pm, Dinesh Valke <dinesh.va...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Clusiaceae (garcinia family) » *Mesua ferrea*
> *Synonyms*: *Calophyllum nagassarium, Mesua coromandalina, M. nagassarium,
> M. pedunculata, M. roxburghii, M. sclerophylla, M. speciosa*
>
> ¿ *may-SEW-ah *? -- named after Mesue, father-son, Arabian physicians and
> botanists
> *FER-ee-uh* -- of iron
>
> *commonly known as*: Ceylon ironwood, cobra's saffron, Indian rose chestnut,


> ironwood tree, mesua, poached egg tree • Assamese: nahor, নোক্তে nokte •
> Bengali: নাগকেশর nagkesar, পুন্নাগ punnaga • Gujarati: નાગચંપા nagachampa •
> Hindi: नागचम्पा nagchampa, नागेसर nagesar, नागकेसर nagkesar • Kannada: ನಾಗ
> ಕೇಸರಿ nagakesari, ನಾಗ ಸಮ್ಪಿಗೆ nagasampige • Kashmiri: नागकेसरः nagkesarah •
> Malayalam: ചുരുളി churuli, മണിനാനങ്ക് maninaanank • Manipuri: নাগেসৰ
> nageshor • Marathi: नागचंपा nagchampa, नागकेशर nagakeshara, थोरलाचांपा
> thorlachampa • Mizo: nahar, herhse • Sanskrit: नागकेशर nagakesarah, नागपुष्प
> nagapuspah • Tamil: நாகப்பூ nagappu, நாகேசுரம் nakecuram • Telugu: నాగకేసరము
> nagakesaramu • Urdu: नर्मिश्क narmishka
>

> *Native to*: Sri Lanka, India, Indo-China, Malaya
>
> *Edible use*:


>
> > ... ripe fruit eaten by tribal folk in Kerala ... NISCAIR Online

> > Periodicals Repository<http://nopr.niscair.res.in/bitstream/123456789/7837/1/NPR%206%281%29%...>
>
> *Symbolic status*:


>
>
>
> > ... State Tree of Mizoram, India
> > ... State Flower of Tripura, India
> > ... National tree of Sri Lanka
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>
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Aarti S. Khale

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Jan 3, 2011, 12:08:20 AM1/3/11
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Dinesh ji,
Mesua ferrea is the National tree of Sri Lanka.
Aarti

On Jan 2, 10:36 pm, Dinesh Valke <dinesh.va...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Clusiaceae (garcinia family) » *Mesua ferrea*

> *Synonyms*: *Calophyllum nagassarium, Mesua coromandalina, M. nagassarium,
> M. pedunculata, M. roxburghii, M. sclerophylla, M. speciosa*
>
> ¿ *may-SEW-ah *? -- named after Mesue, father-son, Arabian physicians and
> botanists
> *FER-ee-uh* -- of iron
>
> *commonly known as*: Ceylon ironwood, cobra's saffron, Indian rose chestnut,


> ironwood tree, mesua, poached egg tree • Assamese: nahor, নোক্তে nokte •
> Bengali: নাগকেশর nagkesar, পুন্নাগ punnaga • Gujarati: નાગચંપા nagachampa •
> Hindi: नागचम्पा nagchampa, नागेसर nagesar, नागकेसर nagkesar • Kannada: ನಾಗ
> ಕೇಸರಿ nagakesari, ನಾಗ ಸಮ್ಪಿಗೆ nagasampige • Kashmiri: नागकेसरः nagkesarah •
> Malayalam: ചുരുളി churuli, മണിനാനങ്ക് maninaanank • Manipuri: নাগেসৰ
> nageshor • Marathi: नागचंपा nagchampa, नागकेशर nagakeshara, थोरलाचांपा
> thorlachampa • Mizo: nahar, herhse • Sanskrit: नागकेशर nagakesarah, नागपुष्प
> nagapuspah • Tamil: நாகப்பூ nagappu, நாகேசுரம் nakecuram • Telugu: నాగకేసరము
> nagakesaramu • Urdu: नर्मिश्क narmishka
>

> *Native to*: Sri Lanka, India, Indo-China, Malaya
>
> *Edible use*:


>
> > ... ripe fruit eaten by tribal folk in Kerala ... NISCAIR Online

> > Periodicals Repository<http://nopr.niscair.res.in/bitstream/123456789/7837/1/NPR%206%281%29%...>
>
> *Symbolic status*:


>
>
>
> > ... State Tree of Mizoram, India
> > ... State Flower of Tripura, India
> > ... National tree of Sri Lanka
>
>
>

mani nair

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Jan 3, 2011, 1:03:53 AM1/3/11
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Dinesh ji, beautiful flowers.  The tree is also very handsome to look.  We have some trees in Ranibaug, Byculla.

Thanks for sharing.

Regards,

Mani.


Dinesh Valke

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Jan 3, 2011, 2:33:15 AM1/3/11
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... many thanks for the inputs Raju ji.


Aarti ji, indeed Mesua ferrea is National Tree of Sri Lanka ... and also:
... the State Tree of Mizoram, India
... the State Flower of Tripura, India

Mani ji, these photos are of the trees found in Rani Baug ... did not put the location details in my posts for want of time.



Regards.

 

mani nair

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Jan 3, 2011, 2:46:51 AM1/3/11
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Thanks Dinesh ji,  Whenever I go to Ranibaug I sit under this tree.  Feel very refreshing.
Regards,
Mani.
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