Enterolobium cyclocarpum

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Padmini Raghavan

Jun 18, 2010, 12:35:09 PM6/18/10
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What are these queer bumps on the trunk of this huge tree in Chennai?
They look like boils and some of them have a shoot sticking out of them.
The distinctive bark pattern is also seen.
I confirmed it was this tree by seeing the typical seed-pod under it on an earlier occasion (when I did not have the camera with me.)
Padmini Raghavan.

Padmini Raghavan

Jun 18, 2010, 12:46:28 PM6/18/10
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Sorry I forgot to add the pics.
So here they are.
Could I request Ms. Selvalakshmi to explain what the meaning of the name E. contortisiliquum is?
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Stephen A

Jun 21, 2010, 1:12:16 AM6/21/10
to Padmini Raghavan, indiantreepix

Dear all,

Enterolobium is Latin meaning "in lobes," referring to the seeds in the pods.
Cyclocarpum is two Greek words used to mean seed/fruit in a circle, referring to the shape of the pod.

Refer: http://www.eattheweeds.com/www.EatTheWeeds.Com/EatTheWeeds.com/Entries/1946/2/14_Ear_Tree,_Sound_Food.html



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