The yellow flower variety of Butea monosperma is called Butea monosperma var. lutea. Have not heard of a white flower variety [? Butea monosperma var.alba].
--- On Thu, 2/5/09, dhirenmp <123.d...@gmail.com> wrote:
Butea has 5 commonly seen species in India.
Butea superb, and
Butea monosperma is the palash, Butea frondosa is the yellowish looking variety,
Butea superba is many a times considered to be synonym of B. monosperma while many explorers say they both are different.
Butea Purpurea is a climber if I remember right.
While B. parviflora may be the whitish one.
Please cross check I am just remembering something that I referred 3 years ago.
There are 5 species of Butea commonly seen:
1.B.monosperma [B.frondosa]- an erect tree
2.B.monosperma var.lutea [B.frondosa var.lutea]- similar but with yellow flowers.
3.B.parviflora- a large climber.
4.B.purpurea- a lofty climber.
& 5.B. superba- a gigantic climber.
At my farm have B.monosperma and B.parviflora. Have previously made a request for seeds of B.monosperma var.lutea.
--- On Fri, 2/6/09, Hemanth <hemanth...@gmail.com> wrote:
Thanks for your comments.
I have quoted from Dr.M.R. Almeida's 'Flora of Maharashtra' Vol 2.
Butea parviflora was identified by Dr.Almeida on a visit to my farm.
--- On Fri, 2/6/09, Aparna Watve <aparna...@gmail.com> wrote:
Gargji has taken us to a different dimension by citing the mythical Amber tree. Thanks Gargji for the info.
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