VALMIKI: OBSERVER OF NATURE

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Col Bimal Sarkar

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May 18, 2011, 10:16:04 AM5/18/11
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Dear Friend,
Valmiki mentions about SHINSHAPA tree in his Ramayan.When Hanuman could locate Sita in Ashok vatika,he was sitting on the branch of a SHINSHAPA tree( as per Valmiki in his Ramayan).The scientific name of this tree is Dalbergia sissoo.Attaching an image of this tree.
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Col (Retd) Bimal Sarkar
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Ushadi micromini

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May 19, 2011, 2:34:13 AM5/19/11
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Bimal da: thank you... nice to know the ancient names...

where can one read about the trees (flora) of Ramayana... is there an
essay or book that esp deals with flora of Ramayana?
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amit chauhan

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May 19, 2011, 2:53:00 AM5/19/11
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Hi,
 
I guess the photos you have loaded is not of Dalbergia sisso pls check for any error
 
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Anand Kumar Bhatt

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May 19, 2011, 8:07:14 AM5/19/11
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Looks like saptaparni, Scholar tree. D. sissoo has small roundish leaves.
ak
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Ushadi micromini

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May 20, 2011, 11:01:42 AM5/20/11
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Bimal da: Thank you for the reference, I registered at the site and
they allowed me to download the file....
there is a map of India and Ceylon... in it where Ram had moved
thru... its a very diverse set of ecosystem...difficult to recreate in
ONE BOTANICAL GARDEN.... if Govt India or some such body decides to
take up the project and makes at least about 7 gardens spread over
India then may be the different ecosystems can be accommodated....
it can be done... all we need are bureaucrats with dreaming
quality... a dream created the AGRI-Hort Garden and the Botanical
garden in Kolkata, the Kew and the NYBG... superb examples of far-
sightedness of bureaucrats...

take care, and thanks... I am going to study the list carefully.
Usha di


On May 19, 11:34 am, Ushadi micromini <microminipho...@gmail.com>
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J.M. Garg

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Aug 26, 2011, 1:41:48 AM8/26/11
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Forwarding again for Id confirmation or otherwise please.

Some earlier relevant feedback:

“I guess the photos you have loaded is not of Dalbergia sisso pls check for any error 
regards--
Dr. Amit Chauhan”

 

"Looks like saptaparni, Scholar tree. D. sissoo has small roundish leaves.
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Anand Kumar Bhatt"
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Saptaparna 1.jpg

J.M. Garg

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Aug 27, 2011, 3:16:57 AM8/27/11
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A reply:
"I am sure about the identity of the image I have fwd.If you are still in doubt ,I can send imges of the plant from different angle.

J.M. Garg

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Aug 27, 2011, 3:17:43 AM8/27/11
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Hi, Bimal ji,
Pl. do send the images from different angles.

Smilax004

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Aug 27, 2011, 8:33:04 AM8/27/11
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This is undoubtedly Alstonia scholaris (L.) R. Br. of Apocynaceae
family. Any way a better picture of a branch with mature leaves would
be helpful for clarification.

It cant be Dalbergia sisso as this species has compound leaves. In
this picture 7 leaves are from a single node.

Regards
Giby

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promila chaturvedi

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Aug 27, 2011, 8:53:55 AM8/27/11
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Yes, it is Satparni- Alstonia scholaris.
Promila

ushadi Micromini

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Aug 27, 2011, 1:07:36 PM8/27/11
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Agree with Mr Garg...
different angles would be appreciated, and a little less hazy-ness of pictures....

Also,  CHHATIM GACH is just beginning to flower in Kolkata....  an occassional tree that faces west ie gets sun all afternoon... has one or two bunches of flowers....  and has new light green - chartreuse colored leaves , Just like in Bimal da's picture...  not confirmatory though...   So if Bimalda can send in pitures of flowers if possible....???/


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