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Tejal V.

Aug 26, 2008, 2:19:11 PM8/26/08
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Id Request for attached scanned image. Two of these medium sized trees stand along the pond near the main entrance of Jijamata Udyan.
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20080810 JijamataUdyan Plant 1a -at the pond near entrance.jpg
20080810 JijamataUdyan Plant 1b -at the pond near entrance.jpg

J.M. Garg

Aug 26, 2008, 10:26:18 PM8/26/08
to Tejal V., indiantreepix,
I think it's Freshwater Mangrove (Barringtonia acutangula). Here is a link for details: 
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Tejal V.

Aug 27, 2008, 1:33:05 AM8/27/08
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Thank you for identification Shrikant  & Garg.
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From: Shrikant  Ingalhalikar <>
Date: 27 Aug 2008 00:38:00 -0000
Subject: Re: [indiantreepix:4455] For ID 01T
To: "Tejal V."
Dear Tejal,

A perfect picture for an ID attempt. It shows leaves, inflorescence and the fruit. You did not get flowers because they bloom at late night. It is Barringtonia acutangula, a tree usually found near rivers and ponds close to sea shore.
Shrikant Ingalhalikar

Tejal V.

Aug 27, 2008, 2:22:28 AM8/27/08
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Actually I could manage to the leaves, inflorescence & the fruit togetehr as there were some branches lying on ground (probably trimmed). There were lots of fruits (raw & ripe), so collected some seeds of this tree. lets hope they germinate. I hope some one collect some more seeds that would be lying there. Infact it would be good idea to collect seeds, ready seedlings/saplings of various trees from this place (Jijamata Udya, Mumbai).
Tejal Vishweshwar


Aug 28, 2008, 6:35:46 AM8/28/08
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I think there is little mix up in the local names shown in both the

Barringtonia recemosa which grows along the seashore is known as
'Samudra phal / phool', which seems to be appropriate.

Barringtonia acutangula grows along the rivers and common name in
Marathi is 'Tiwar'. To call it 'Samudra phal' is not correct. The
'Tiwar' is also used for mangroves.

Barringtonia acutangula is a very beautiful tree and flowers are very
aromatic. Flowers generally bloom at night and drop down in the
morning. It is beautiful site to see fallen pink flowers floating
like a pink carpet on the river waters in Konkan.

In central Mumbai (Naigaum) there are old avenues of these trees on
Devrukhkar Road and nearby roads. Otherwise this tree is quite rare
in urban areas.

It is a very good idea Tejal, if you could collect seeds / seedlings,
propagate them and promote them for plantation in urban areas / parks.

Best wishes

Ulhas Rane
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