Sacred beauty ! Temple grove Chidambaram

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raghu ananth

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Jun 19, 2011, 5:17:48 AM6/19/11
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This Orange flowering tree looks very similar to  - Cordia subcordata Beach Cordia, ironwood
Plant Height 10 -12 feet
Leaves alternate, 12 cms
Flower size -3cms 

Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu
18 May 2008

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Raghu



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Mahadeswara

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Jun 19, 2011, 7:28:48 AM6/19/11
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Cordia sebestina.Orange Geiger Tree, Broadleaf Cordia, Geiger Tree,
Largeleaf Geiger Tree.
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Vijayasankar

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Jun 21, 2011, 2:06:53 PM6/21/11
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Its unusual to see an exotic tree, with less or no ethnobotanical or cultural value as in this case, as a sacred plant in Indian temples.
I guess its just an ornamental, garden plant and not a "sacred" tree.
 
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Vijayasankar Raman
National Center for Natural Products Research
University of Mississippi

Ushadi micromini

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Jun 21, 2011, 3:43:12 PM6/21/11
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Since by definition, nothing is added or taken away from a sacred
grove...
this must have been a naturalised /volunteered specimen...
brought in by the wind or birds... etc...
an escapee from gardens finding sanctuary in a sacred grove...
fantastic...love it
Usha di...

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On Jun 21, 11:06 pm, Vijayasankar <vijay.botan...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Its unusual to see an exotic tree, with less or no ethnobotanical or
> cultural value as in this case, as a sacred plant in Indian temples.
> I guess its just an ornamental, garden plant and not a "sacred" tree.
>
> Regards
>
> Vijayasankar Raman
> National Center for Natural Products Research
> University of Mississippi
>

Shan Rajasekaran

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Jun 22, 2011, 10:39:21 PM6/22/11
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