Date/Time- August 2011
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Pune Maharashtra
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Garden
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- tree
Height/Length- very tall
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- green thin strips in bunches with shiny tips
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- small red flowers all along the branch
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- woody hard seeds
Am from Goa. Was told this and have no reason to believe it is not true...
In the good old days Casuarina trees were planted on beaches to indicate that it was dangerous to swim there. The reason - the women being educated could read the notices to this effect put up on those beaches but not so with the men folk.
Hence the Casuarina trees and they can still be seen on Calangute, Miramar and a few other such dangerous beaches.
--- On Mon, 8/22/11, Dr Pankaj Kumar <sahani...@gmail.com> wrote:
On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 10:17 AM, Ushadi micromini