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Prashant awale

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Feb 23, 2011, 11:40:10 AM2/23/11
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Dear Friends,

I had seen this Leafless Tree with globuse fruits on the way to Matheran.

Date/Time: 19-02-2010 / 10:35AM
Location: Matheran Base (near Village Dodhani)
Habitat: Wild
Plant habit: Tree

regards
Prashant
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Dinesh Valke

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Feb 23, 2011, 11:51:21 AM2/23/11
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... mine is a very wild guess: Ficus arnottiana.
Attached another view of same tree ... (was along with Prashant, his photo attached too).



Regards.
Dinesh
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Neil Soares

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Feb 23, 2011, 11:57:25 AM2/23/11
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Hi Prashant,
  This is Pipran [Ficus arnotiana].
                        Regards,
                          Neil Soares.

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Prashant awale

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Feb 23, 2011, 12:04:25 PM2/23/11
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Thanks Dinesh for sharing the photo and the Id. Thanks Neil ji for the ID.
regards
Prashant

Pankaj Kumar

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Feb 23, 2011, 1:00:44 PM2/23/11
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May I know any unique feature on the pic for its identification without leaf?
Prashant sir is playing flute on his camera.... nice pic...
Pankaj

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Dinesh Valke

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Feb 23, 2011, 1:07:00 PM2/23/11
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... my guess supported by some of the views in my photostream at http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=Ficusarnottiana&m=tags&w=91314344%40N00&s=int
Regards.
Dinesh

Pankaj Kumar

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Feb 23, 2011, 1:15:42 PM2/23/11
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Please do not take my words wrongly.
Apart from Orchids I have keen interest in Ficus, Lilies, Primulas, Rhododendron, aquatic plants and gymnosperms. I just wanted to know how to differentiate.
To bring to the notice of Oudhia sir, this plant (which is there in Dinesh sir's photostream) is worshiped by tribals in Chotanagpur and used medicinally too. May be yo can throw some more light on this.
Regards
Pankaj

Dinesh Valke

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Feb 23, 2011, 1:34:59 PM2/23/11
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... taken in positive spirits, dear Pankaj ... virtual identification would never match practical ... but when guesses work, it is a matter of joy !!!
Regards.
Dinesh

Neil Soares

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Feb 23, 2011, 11:37:33 PM2/23/11
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Hi Dr. Pankaj,
   Mine is no guess-work. My trees are fruiting right now. Sending you a few photographs. Also please check this link for my previous photographs of this:
 
 
                                  With regards,
                                    Neil Soares.

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Pankaj Kumar

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Feb 23, 2011, 11:50:38 PM2/23/11
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Dear Neil sir
Thanks for the link.
Yes I have seen this plant.
Just for information, I used to collect Ficus for my garden and had atleast 27 species alive as bonsai or just growing in pots. Unfortunately, I havent been home since past 5 years now so dont know how many of them are still alive!!!
With reference to the other link you shared, I think there are great differences between religiosa, rumphii and arnottiana.
Regards
Pankaj

prasad dash

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Feb 25, 2011, 2:42:31 AM2/25/11
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Dear Prashantji and Neilji please find my image.

Regards

Prasad
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