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Vijayasankar Raman

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Oct 15, 2009, 1:18:25 AM10/15/09
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Dear Garg ji and all,
 
Thanks for offering me the honorary responsibility.
 
Wishing you all a very happy Diwali.
 
The attached picture is Amherstia nobilis of Fabaceae, commonly known as Orchid Tree and the Pride of Burma, taken from Indian Botanic Garden, Kolkata.

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J.M. Garg

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Oct 15, 2009, 1:42:46 AM10/15/09
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Dear Vijayasankar ji,
Your card is a real treat, a precursor to the beautiful happenings on 'Indiantreepix' in the coming days.
Wish you & all the members of 'Indiantreepix' community a very-very happy & prosperous Diwali!!!
2009/10/15 Vijayasankar Raman <vijay.b...@gmail.com>



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Satish Phadke

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Oct 15, 2009, 1:49:21 AM10/15/09
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Nice greeting card Vijaysankar ji
It is supposed to be one of the most beautiful flowers. I have yet to observe it live. I have seen its pictures though. I am wondering how come members from Mumbai have not yet posted its pictures on the group so far. I have read about one tree in University of Mumbai.
Wishing all members a very happy Diwali and the festive season !
Satish Phadke

2009/10/15 J.M. Garg <jmg...@gmail.com>



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rashida atthar

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Oct 15, 2009, 5:43:12 AM10/15/09
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Satish ji & all,

 

Attaching pics of blooming Amhertia from University of Mumbai campus, Fort, taken in March '09. Rani baug  in Mumbai also has a couple of Amhertias blooming in March /April.
 
regards,
Rashida.  


 



 

Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2009 11:19:21 +0530
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shubhada nikharge

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Oct 18, 2009, 2:49:07 AM10/18/09
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Dear all,
Wish u all a very happy, safe and pollution free Diwali celelbration!

Vijaysankar ji,
Very beautiful card. thanx for sharing.

Satish ji,
Here are few pics of Amherstia nobilis taken at the campus of the Univ. of  Mumbai, and V J B Udyan (Rani bagh), Byculla, Mumbai.
This tree can be seen only at these two places in Mumbai.  It is also said that some one in Juhu - Khar area has also planted this beautiful tree in his garden.  But i am not sure.

It deserves to be called as the 'tree of Heaven' because of its beautiful and unique flowers.
it blooms during March- April. Whenever it blooms in Mumbai in 2010, i will let u know on this e group so that u can visit Mumbai and u will realise that the flowers are much more beautiful than what they look in the photographs.  (we, the members of save Rani Bagh Botanical Garden Action Committee will be happy to accompany u for a Rani Bagh tree trail.)
cheers,
shubhda


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rashida atthar

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Oct 18, 2009, 4:54:36 AM10/18/09
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Hi Shubhada,
 
Just one correction, the place where you have indicated stigma is actually the stipule. Stigma is at the end of stipule. 
 
regards,
Rashida. 


 



 

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Gurcharan Singh

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Oct 18, 2009, 5:31:40 AM10/18/09
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Rashida ji and Shubhada ji
 
Stipule in flower, I am surprised.
 
The two coloured,  What is this? are two bracteoles on the pedicel.
 
Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College
University of Delhi, Delhi
India
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rashida atthar

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Oct 18, 2009, 5:47:55 AM10/18/09
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Style not stipule sorry. Hope I am correct sir.
 
regards,
Rashida


 



 

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rashida atthar

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Oct 18, 2009, 5:49:14 AM10/18/09
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Style not stipule sorry. Hope I am correct sir.
 
regards,
Rahida.


 



 

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rashida atthar

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Oct 18, 2009, 8:35:01 AM10/18/09
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Sir, besides the two bracteoles on the pedicels as you have informed, I think what is marked as  sepals in the pics are the two twisted smaller petals, the flowers have five petals, three of which are supposed to be marked with yellow. The sepal are 4, and I think it should be the long tubular cylindric structure as described in Trees of Mumbai. Am I correct? Kindly enlighten. Thank you.
 
regards,
Rashida.


 



 

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Satish Phadke

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Oct 18, 2009, 2:38:56 PM10/18/09
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Very beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing.
Actually after opening the picture and zooming in further the label does appear to be closer to stigma .....which is at the tip of the style, which is far shorter than the adjacent stamens... probably nature's creation to avoid self pollination.
Also seen is a small pollinator sitting on one of the anthers.
Satish

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