Query: Seeking the scientific names of the Gondi and Khmer trees in Madhya Pradesh

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Rakesh Biswas

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Jun 6, 2010, 12:24:04 AM6/6/10
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Gondi:
 
The leaves and bark resemble 'Terminalia Bellerica', fruits are brownish yellow when ripe and ellipsoid (unlike terminalia bellerica) and relished by birds. Can grow upto 15-20 metres similar to 'Terminalia Bellerica' again.
 
Called 'Gondi' locally here in Madhya Pradesh.
 
Khmer:
 
Again Gondi is definitely not similar looking as Gamhar/Gmelina Arborea (which in hindi may sound nominally similar as it pertains to gum/glue). Gamhar I guess is what is called Khmer here locally( but again I am not sure about the exact id of Khmer and would like to be enlightened by others especially who are from Madhya Pradesh).  I saw one signboard for the Khmer tree in Ekant park, Bhopal ( to my mind the best maintained botanical garden here..I may be wrong) but could not spot the actual tree.
 
Would be grateful for the Scientific names for Gondi and Khmer from this discussion if possible.
 
Again convey my gratitude for identifying "Schima Wallichi" from my previously posted description and local name.
 
Apologies for posting something which may seem like very basic questions (but would be of immense help for slow learners like myself).
 
regards,
 
rakesh
 
Bhopal

Dinesh Valke

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Jun 6, 2010, 1:45:42 AM6/6/10
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Rakesh ji, here are possibilities:

Gondi could be Cordia dichotoma (syn. Cordia myxa), other names in Hindi being: bhokar, chokar-gond, gonni, lasora
Forest Flora of Andhra Pradesh ... http://forest.ap.nic.in/Forest%20Flora%20of%20Andhra%20Pradesh/files/ff1135.htm

Khamara could be Mallotus nudiflorus (syn. Trewia nudiflora), other names in Hindi being: gamhar, pindalu, pindara
Forest Flora of Andhra Pradesh ... http://forest.ap.nic.in/Forest%20Flora%20of%20Andhra%20Pradesh/files/ff1644.htm


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J.M. Garg

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Jun 19, 2010, 2:34:14 AM6/19/10
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Forwarding again for Id confirmation or otherwise pl.

Earlier relevant feedback:

“Rakesh ji, here are possibilities:

Gondi could be Cordia dichotoma (syn. Cordia myxa), other names in Hindi being: bhokar, chokar-gond, gonni, lasora
Forest Flora of Andhra Pradesh ... http://forest.ap.nic.in/Forest%20Flora%20of%20Andhra%20Pradesh/files/ff1135.htm

Khamara could be Mallotus nudiflorus (syn. Trewia nudiflora), other names in Hindi being: gamhar, pindalu, pindara

Forest Flora of Andhra Pradesh ... http://forest.ap.nic.in/Forest%20Flora%20of%20Andhra%20Pradesh/files/ff1644.htm” from Dinesh ji.



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Rakesh Biswas

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Jun 19, 2010, 2:45:42 AM6/19/10
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Thanks Garg Ji,
 
Presently I am convinced " Gondi " is Cordia Myxa.
 
I am not still certain if Khmer is Gamhar (Gmelina Arborea http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gmelina_arborea ) or Mallotus Nudiflorus.
 
I was hoping someone from MP will be responding to this as this name is locally used here.
 
:-)

J.M. Garg

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Jun 30, 2010, 4:45:55 AM6/30/10
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Forwarding again for Id confirmation or otherwise pl.
Earlier relevant feedback:
“Rakesh ji, here are possibilities:
Gondi could be Cordia dichotoma (syn. Cordia myxa), other names in Hindi being: bhokar, chokar-gond, gonni, lasora
Forest Flora of Andhra Pradesh ... http://forest.ap.nic.in/Forest%20Flora%20of%20Andhra%20Pradesh/files/ff1135.htm
Khamara could be Mallotus nudiflorus (syn. Trewia nudiflora), other names in Hindi being: gamhar, pindalu, pindara
Forest Flora of Andhra Pradesh ... http://forest.ap.nic.in/Forest%20Flora%20of%20Andhra%20Pradesh/files/ff1644.htm” from Dinesh ji.
"Presently I am convinced " Gondi " is Cordia Myxa. 
 I am not still certain if Khmer is Gamhar (Gmelina Arborea http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gmelina_arborea ) or Mallotus Nudiflorus.  I was hoping someone from MP will be responding to this as this name is locally used here." from Rakesh ji.
 
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Rakesh Biswas

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Jun 30, 2010, 4:54:32 AM6/30/10
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Mr Rajesh at the State Forest Research Institute also thought that Khmer is Gmelina Arborea and provided us a sapling which we have already planted in our garden in Bhopal.
 
regards,
 
rakesh

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