The hard green fruit of Trewia nudiflora, which fall to the ground in large numbers during the monsoon season, are a preferred food of the Indian rhinoceros. The passage of its seeds through the rhino gut enhances its germination rate.The above inf. taken from Wikipedia link:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trewia
--- "J.M. Garg" <jmg...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Shots taken alongside Hoogly river on 10/3/08 except
> for the leafless tree
> of 30/1/08. I have seen lot of trees in Jayanti,
> Duars, West Bengal along
> the river. See the details at
> There is not much inf. on net about this tree.
> comprising 2
> species. It is found from the
> species have hard large
> *Trewia* species are used as food plants by the
> larvae<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larva>of some
> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lepidoptera> species
> including the
> leaf-miner *Bucculatrix verax
> *, which feeds exclusively on *Trewia nudiflora*.
> The hard green fruit of *Trewia nudiflora*, which
> fall to the ground in
> large numbers during the monsoon season, are a
> preferred food of the Indian
> The passage of
> its seeds through the rhino gut enhances its
> germination rate.
> The above inf. taken from Wikipedia
> With regards,
> "We often ignore the beauty around us"
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> join Google e-group
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> etc., visit
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