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Dinesh Valke

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Apocynaceae (dogbane family) » Alstonia scholaris


al-STON-ee-uh -- named for Dr. C. Alston, 18th cent. Scottish Prof. of Botany at Edinburgh   
skol-lay-riss -- of school, its wood traditional used for making wooden slates, blackboard


commonly known as: alstonia, Australian quinine bark tree, bitter-bark tree, blackboard tree, chatiyan wood, devil's tree, dita bark tree, shaitan, white cheesewood tree • Bengali: chattim • Hindi: चितवन chitvan, शैतान का झाड़ shaitan ka jhar • Kannada: doddapala, janthaila • Malayalam: daivappala • Marathi: सप्तपर्ण saptaparna, satvin • Sanskrit: सप्तपर्ण saptaparna • Tamil:  ஏழிலை பிள்ளை ezilai pillai, palegaruda, முகும்பலை mukumpalai • Telugu: ఏడాకులయరటిచెట్టు edakulayaraticettu, సప్తవర్ణము saptavarnamu


Native of: tropical Asia (India through Indonesia)


Chhatim, the Indian Devil Tree, is the State Tree of West Bengal.
(Dear Tanay and Bengali knowing friends, please help provide the name in native script)


Attached views from various locations in Mumbai and Thane ... commonly planted in almost all gardens and also as avenue tree.
... for more views:
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Pankaj Kumar

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Oct 31, 2010, 4:33:11 PM10/31/10
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Chatim is pronounced as Khatnim Khal (khaal means bark) by tribals,
who use the bark for medicinal purpose.

I dont know how much this is true, but one very learned person (whom I
respect a lot) told me once that this taxa was named as scholaris
because during ancient times, degrees or anything offered from school
to its students were used to be given using the leaves as trays. I am
not sure about that but wikipedia says, "In Sri Lanka its light wood
is used for coffins."

Thanks for sharing.

Please find the type of this taxa attached.

Type: Carl Linnaeus 302.2, LINN (at Linnean Society of London).

Regards
Pankaj

On Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 1:42 AM, Dinesh Valke <dinesh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Apocynaceae (dogbane family) » Alstonia scholaris
>
>
> al-STON-ee-uh -- named for Dr. C. Alston, 18th cent. Scottish Prof. of
> Botany at Edinburgh
> skol-lay-riss -- of school, its wood traditional used for making wooden
> slates, blackboard
>
>
> commonly known as: alstonia, Australian quinine bark tree, bitter-bark tree,
> blackboard tree, chatiyan wood, devil's tree, dita bark tree, shaitan, white

> cheesewood tree • Bengali: chattim • Hindi: चितवन chitvan, शैतान का झाड़


> shaitan ka jhar • Kannada: doddapala, janthaila • Malayalam: daivappala •
> Marathi: सप्तपर्ण saptaparna, satvin • Sanskrit: सप्तपर्ण saptaparna •
> Tamil:  ஏழிலை பிள்ளை ezilai pillai, palegaruda, முகும்பலை mukumpalai •
> Telugu: ఏడాకులయరటిచెట్టు edakulayaraticettu, సప్తవర్ణము saptavarnamu
>
>
> Native of: tropical Asia (India through Indonesia)
>
>
> Chhatim, the Indian Devil Tree, is the State Tree of West Bengal.
> (Dear Tanay and Bengali knowing friends, please help provide the name in
> native script)
>
>
> Attached views from various locations in Mumbai and Thane ... commonly
> planted in almost all gardens and also as avenue tree.
> ... for more views:
>

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Pankaj Kumar Ph.D. (Orchidaceae)
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Department of Habitat Ecology
Wildlife Institute of India
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TYPE LINN 302 2.jpg

Pankaj Kumar

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Oct 31, 2010, 4:33:38 PM10/31/10
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By tribals, I meant, tribals in Jharkhand.
Pankaj

Balkar Arya

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Oct 31, 2010, 8:18:39 PM10/31/10
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We called here this Scholars tree. There is a saying that Tagore Ji written many of his writings sitting under this tree. True or not?? i cant say


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Dr Balkar Singh
Head, Deptt. of Botany and Biotechnology
Arya P G College, Panipat
Haryana-132103
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Gurcharan Singh

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Oct 31, 2010, 8:57:53 PM10/31/10
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Adding my photographs of Alstonia scholaris


-- 
Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/ 
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tanay bose

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Oct 31, 2010, 9:31:24 PM10/31/10
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State tree of West Bengal
Tanay

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Tanay Bose
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Department of Botany.
University of British Columbia .
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Dinesh Valke

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Oct 31, 2010, 11:37:40 PM10/31/10
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Dear Tanay and Bengali knowing friends, please help provide the name in native script.

Dear Pankaj, many thanks for adding a name in Hindi ... what would khatnim mean ?

Regards.

tanay bose

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Nov 1, 2010, 12:50:29 AM11/1/10
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In bengali this plant is known as "ছাতিম" --- "Chatim"
Tanay

Muthu Karthick

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Nov 1, 2010, 1:14:12 AM11/1/10
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Dear all,
Also please note this corrections:  Tamil:  ஏழிலை paalai, ezilai paalai, mukumpaalai
eziliai means seven-leaves and paalai means plants bearing milky latex
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Chennai - 600 061
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Mahadeswara Swamy

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Nov 1, 2010, 2:16:52 AM11/1/10
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Very common tree in Mysore city.   Plenty of parrots are seen in the evening.

--- On Mon, 1/11/10, tanay bose <tanay...@gmail.com> wrote:

Satish Phadke

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Nov 1, 2010, 12:03:00 PM11/1/10
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Adding some of my pictures. October is flowering season in Pune Maharashtra.
The flowering tree attracts a lot of butterflies.
Dr Phadke
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Pankaj Kumar

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Nov 2, 2010, 10:13:58 AM11/2/10
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Thought of sharing this pic. I had never seen such huge Alstonia in my
life.......
Hope you will like it.
Regards
Pankaj


On Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 7:42 PM, Dr Pankaj Kumar <sahani...@gmail.com> wrote:
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> From: Dinesh Valke <dinesh.va...@gmail.com>
> Date: Nov 1, 1:12 am
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> Apocynaceae (dogbane family) » *Alstonia scholaris*
>
> *al-STON-ee-uh* -- named for Dr. C. Alston, 18th cent. Scottish Prof.
> of
> Botany at Edinburgh
> *skol-lay-riss* -- of school, its wood traditional used for making
> wooden
> slates, blackboard
>
> *commonly known as*: alstonia, Australian quinine bark tree, bitter-


> bark
> tree, blackboard tree, chatiyan wood, devil's tree, dita bark tree,
> shaitan,
> white cheesewood tree • Bengali: chattim • Hindi: चितवन chitvan, शैतान
> का

> झाड़ shaitan ka jhar • Kannada: doddapala, janthaila • Malayalam:


> daivappala
> • Marathi: सप्तपर्ण saptaparna, satvin • Sanskrit: सप्तपर्ण saptaparna
> •
> Tamil:  ஏழிலை பிள்ளை ezilai pillai, palegaruda, முகும்பலை mukumpalai •
> Telugu: ఏడాకులయరటిచెట్టు edakulayaraticettu, సప్తవర్ణము saptavarnamu
>

> *Native of*: tropical Asia (India through Indonesia)
>
> *Chhatim, the Indian Devil Tree, is the State Tree of West Bengal*.


> (Dear Tanay and Bengali knowing friends, please help provide the name
> in
> native script)
>
> Attached views from various locations in Mumbai and Thane ... commonly
> planted in almost all gardens and also as avenue tree.
> ... for more views:
>

>  2288526504_bc91817e00_b.jpg
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>  346584555_913491fb9c_b.jpg
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