Nyctanthes arbotristis

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Arijit Banerjee

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Dec 28, 2010, 5:06:39 AM12/28/10
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Shiuli as we call it in Bangla

Imaged in Patuli, Kolkata, India
25.12.2010


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mani nair

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Dec 28, 2010, 8:11:34 AM12/28/10
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nice photo.  The tree is very beautiful when in flower.
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Mani.

Pankaj Kumar

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Dec 28, 2010, 8:34:08 AM12/28/10
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Nyctanthes arbor-tristis to be precise and its locally called
harsingaar and is supposed to be highly medicinal.
Pankaj

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promila chaturvedi

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Dec 28, 2010, 8:38:50 AM12/28/10
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This highly fragrant flowered tree looks very beautiful when in bloom. In the morning there is always a carpet of flowers on ground and some opened and some unopened flowers will also be found on the plant in blooming season. Since Tasu (Butea) is not found in abundance in cities and towns, its flowers are dried and its colour is used to celebrate Holi festival.

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