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sheetal chaudhari

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Feb 22, 2011, 7:07:54 AM2/22/11
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Location Pune:

Habit:Small tree

Inflorescence: Cauliflorous, compound capitulum

Flower: very sticky when touched.

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Sheetal Pachpande



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Pankaj Kumar

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Feb 22, 2011, 7:25:56 AM2/22/11
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To me this looks like a female tree of Broussonetia papyrifera.
Pankaj

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sheetal chaudhari

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Feb 22, 2011, 7:40:32 AM2/22/11
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which family?

Regards,
Sheetal Pachpande


shrikant ingalhalikar

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Feb 22, 2011, 8:02:55 AM2/22/11
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Yes, Pankaj ji is right on Broussonetia but this is a fruit (known as
Paper Muberry). The female flowers are greenish and hairy. Regards,
Shrikant

On Feb 22, 5:25 pm, Pankaj Kumar <sahanipan...@gmail.com> wrote:
> To me this looks like a female tree of Broussonetia papyrifera.
> Pankaj
>
> On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 5:37 PM, sheetal chaudhari
>

Pankaj Kumar

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Feb 22, 2011, 10:49:14 AM2/22/11
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Yes sir, this is a fruit and fruit will obviously occur on female tree !!!
just kidding...
Yes Sheetal, the family is Moraceae.
Regards
Pankaj

sheetal chaudhari

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Feb 22, 2011, 12:31:57 PM2/22/11
to Pankaj Kumar, shrikant ingalhalikar, efloraofindia
Thank you for ID Pankaj ji and Shrikant ji.

I have seen this tree for first time.

Is the fruit edible?

Regards,

Sheetal Pachpande


Pankaj Kumar

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Feb 22, 2011, 12:39:18 PM2/22/11
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Moneys do like it, dont know about humans.
I tried once, but it was almost tasteless...
Pankaj
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