Hi Prof. Singh,
Would like to try to offer an explanation for this by taking an analogy from the Indian Laburnum.
As I had stated in a previous mail :
"Forgot to mention that people who plant a Cassia fistula tree in the centre of their lawns and expect it to flower in summer, are solely disappointed because the moisture from watering the lawn is a deterrent to the tree to flower."
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It is therefore possible that while the tree in the first photograph is behaving like any self-respecting Gulmohar should at the height of the summer season, the tree in the second photograph may be placed near a water source like an underground drain / tank or alternatively it may be receiving excessive watering by over-zealous gardeners.
--- On Sat, 4/30/11, Gurcharan Singh <sing...@gmail.com> wrote:
Gulmohar is not new to birds in Kolkata, but they do not eat it...
whether familiar or not...
seeds I guess are just not edible or digestible....its oil content may
be purgative or not digested... I do not know...
In USA, Australia, some EU countries, some Pacific countries make
lists of invasive species and make a plan to eradicate or control
them... do we in India have such lists and plans?
Protecting native ayurvedic herbs must be a top priority... so this
question might get attention....
By the way for last ten years or so I have been reading your essays,
notes etc on Botany dot com... very nice, useful...
on Apr 30, 12:45 pm, Pankaj Oudhia <pankajoud...@gmail.com> wrote:
> What are you doing in Forest Dear Gulmohar? © Pankaj Oudhia Till few months
> back this hill was rich in Boswellia population. The Traditional Healers
> visit to this hill for collection of Boswellia plant parts in bulk but
> without affecting its natural population. Now this Hill is under influence
> of "Dongar Mafia". There is an effort to capture the hill as well as its
> forest in the name of religion. Forest trees are decreasing and Gulmohar
> like trees are under promotion. Gulmohar is new tree for birds and other
> forest creatures. Hence they are migrating to other places. That's why I am
> asking that what are you doing in Forest Dear Gulmohar? You can see
> Boswellia tree in background of Gulmohar flowers.
> Lady in Red: Gulmohar in Summer-1 © Pankaj Oudhiahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMB8uQeCM2Y
> Pankaj Oudhia
> On Sat, Apr 30, 2011 at 1:10 PM, Muthu Karthick <nmk....@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Endangered in Madagascar [where it is native]; exotic in India
I still love the color burst!!!!
On May 2, 12:40 am, Vijayasankar <vijay.botan...@gmail.com> wrote:
> So now it has even a 'cultural connection' with us!?
> Besides its beauty, the fresh petals are also edible, eaten raw by children.
> I used to prefer only the standard petal for its better taste.
> Vijayasankar Raman
> National Center for Natural Products Research
> University of Mississippi
now what I want to know...
how do your friends in Madagaskar use this tree parts in medicine?
is it written up? published , or is it still at shruti/smriti stage?
or did you write it up somewhere? I do not recall....
On May 1, 8:53 am, Pankaj Oudhia <pankajoud...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks for your comments. For my friends in Madagascar Delonix is valuable
> medicinal plant.
> Living with this exotic species from long time, innovative young Traditional
> Healers of India have started experimenting with it. When I documented new
> findings of these Healers which were not known even in Madagascar, the
> researchers showed interest to visit India and interact the Healers.
> When I was preparing a report on Antioxidant Herbs I found the name of
> Gulmohar in Top 100 Antioxidants herbs of the world. There are plus and
> minus sides of all species.
> If you are sure that you are allergic to Delonix then without any delay
> consult the Homoeopath. He will prepare medicine from Delonix itself which
> will cure you forever. Similia Simlibus Curantur is root of Homoeopathy.
> "Parthenium Hysterophorus" is valuable medicine in Homoeopathy and used to
> manage Parthenium allergy successfully.
> Pankaj Oudhia
> On Sun, May 1, 2011 at 5:42 AM, Ushadi micromini