Terminalia tomentosa?

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rohit chakravarty

Jan 24, 2008, 11:47:20 AM1/24/08
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hi everyone,
                 pic taken in nagpur. is this Terminalia tomentosa? please help.
Terminalia tomentosa (bark).jpg
Terminalia tomentosa.jpg

J.M. Garg

Jan 24, 2008, 9:45:00 PM1/24/08
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I could find this following link, in case it helps. I think the close-up of leaves is very important alongwith other in nailing the Id.
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Neil Soares

Jan 27, 2008, 6:31:20 AM1/27/08
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Hi Rohit,
It is the Beedi Leaf Tree [Diospyros melanoxylon]
locally called Tendu or Temburni.
With regards,
Neil Soares.

--- rohit chakravarty <rohit...@gmail.com> wrote:

> hi everyone,
> pic taken in nagpur. is this

> *Terminalia tomentosa*? please
> help.
> regards,
> rohit

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J.M. Garg

Jan 27, 2008, 9:47:37 PM1/27/08
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Thanks, Neil ji for the Id.

Diospyros is a genus (including what used to be Maba) of about 450-500 species of deciduous and evergreen trees. The majority are native to the tropics, with only a few species extending into temperate climates. The genus includes species of commercial importance, either for their edible fruit (including the persimmons, D. kaki and D. virginiana) or for their timber. These include the two trade groups of ebony: the pure black ebony (notably D. ebenum, but also several other species) and the striped ebony (macassar, mun, and others). In most species in the genus this black ebony-type wood is (almost completely) absent: the timbers of such species may find restricted use, e.g. D. virginiana.

D. melanoxylon. Coromandel Ebony, East Indian Ebony, Tendu. The leaves of this species are harvested in India to manufacture bidi cigarettes with.

The above details taken from Wikipedia link:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diospyros

Here are a few good links for details about Beedi Leaf Tree [Diospyros melanoxylon] :
Here is a link for illustration.
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