"Rosaceae Week: 03102011MR1 ?wild cherry tree from Pune for ID"

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Madhuri Raut

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Oct 3, 2011, 11:50:37 AM10/3/11
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Request for identification

I think this belongs to Rosaceae family.Please validate

Date/Time- Oct 2011


Location- Place, Altitude, GPS-Pune


Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-Garden


Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Tree


Height/Length- about 1 floor of a building


Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size-Green


Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- not seen


Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- green and red cherries were seen but it was too high for me to photograph. Luckily there was a lone cherry on the ground to photograph


Regards

Bhagyashri

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Ushadi micromini

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Oct 7, 2011, 1:17:28 AM10/7/11
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Madhuri:

The leaves of your tree remind me of something we saw this summer here
at eflora...
Most likely a singapore cherry...


a misnomer, since its native to central america like countries of
Panama or even mexico...
cant remember...
botanical name :*Muntingia calabura

Arijit Banerji showed it flowers in June this year from Kolkata:
http://groups.google.com/group/indiantreepix/browse_thread/thread/4adfa880f97c1a73/6419baf06c3b09ec?lnk=gst&q=singapore+cherry+2011#6419baf06c3b09ec

Wikipedia has many pics by our own gargji: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muntingia

Grows all over India in disturbed lands and sometimes becomes big
trunked tree...
I have only seen thin young trunks...

Lets see what the experts say...

Usha di

ps if you had even one flower pic , it would have been diagnostic...

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Madhuri Raut

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Oct 7, 2011, 3:45:26 AM10/7/11
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Thank you Ushadi. 
Regards
Bhagyashri

Giby Kuriakose

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Oct 7, 2011, 3:49:11 AM10/7/11
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Yes I too think this is Muntingia calabura of Muntingiaceae family. 
Birds love the fruits and hence it is called "Bird Cherry" as well.


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Giby


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Madhuri Raut

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Oct 7, 2011, 3:53:47 AM10/7/11
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Thank you Gibyji.I liked the name Bird cherry
Regards
Bhagyashri

Bhagyashri

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