Ramdhan champa

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Pravin Kawale

Mar 29, 2008, 3:20:32 AM3/29/08
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Ramdhan chamoa
Ochna obtusa
photographed during
Malvan to Terekhol coastal trekthanks
Ramdhan champa.jpg
Ramdhan champa.jpg

J.M. Garg

Mar 29, 2008, 3:37:20 AM3/29/08
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Lovely shots, Pravin ji.

Ochna is a genus comprising 86 species of evergreen trees, shrubs and shrublets belonging to the family Ochnaceae. These species are native to tropical woodlands of Africa or Asia. Species of this genus are usually called Ochnas or Mickey-mouse plants, a name coming from the shape of the drupelet fruit. The name of this genus comes from Greek Ochne, a word used by Homer and meaning wild pear.

Some species, especially Ochna serrulata (bird's eye plant), are widely cultivated as a decorative plant.

Species of this genus are found in the Old World Tropics, especially in Africa, Madagascar, the Mascarene Islands and Asia.

THe above inf. taken from Wikipedia link:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ochna
For my Birds, Butterflies, Trees, Lanscape pictures etc., visit  http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/J.M.Garg
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