Kandivali[w] is celebrating Cassia grandis!

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Usha Desai

Mar 11, 2011, 4:01:12 AM3/11/11
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Cassia grandis is one of the first Pink Cassia to bloom &
It is blooming in Kandivali for last 8days.I think C.grandis is fairly
 rare in Mumbai and since we have an avenue of it in
 Mahavir Nagar[Kandivali,Mumbai],if any one is interested
 I can show these trees.
Incidentally Viplav Gangar,an ardent tree lover, who is from TWA,
 and also from this group showed me this.Thank you Viplav.
&    in this area we have an avenue of Cassia roxburgie,
Kigellia pinnata,Spathodea campnulata,Kadam,Amaltas and Tabebuia!
This is very unusual for N.Mumai!
......Viplav is trying to find out who has planted them!!!
Renee has taken the photographs and I request her to upload them.
much love Usha

renee vyas vyas

Mar 11, 2011, 11:21:41 AM3/11/11
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Dear Friends,
Sharing some amazing pictures of Cassia grandis flowering in Kandivali, Mumbai as described by         Dr Usha.

Cassia grandis's leaves_1.JPG
Flowers of Cassia grandis 1_1.JPG
Flowers of Cassia grandis_1.JPG
Sparrow pecking at flowers_1.JPG
trunk of Cassia grandis_1.JPG


Mar 11, 2011, 12:06:07 PM3/11/11
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Thank you for the kind words, Dr Usha. I wouldn't have recognised these trees if not for the interest fuelled by your tree appreciation walks, so I am really thankful to you and your colleagues.
It is nothing much compared to the amazing trees all of you have been showing everybody in Mumbai since the last one year.
Best wishes, Viplav
PS.: Earlier today, I saw another Cassia grandis in the premises of the Western Railways HQ in Churchgate [opposite platform no. 4]. It is flowering sparsely, not as well as the ones in Kandivali. It is laden with pods and several of them have split open on the tree itself. There are two more Cassia sp. with leafy stipules beside this tree and look forward to seeing them flower.

2011/3/11 Usha Desai <ushan...@gmail.com>
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