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Dinesh Valke

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Oct 31, 2010, 4:29:07 PM10/31/10
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Apocynaceae (dogbane family) » Carissa congesta


kar-ISS-uh -- Latinized form of Indian vernacular name for this genus
kon-JES-tuh -- congested, crowded


commonly known as: Bengal currant, Christ's thorn, corinda tree, karanda • Bengali: করমচা karamcha • Gujarati: કરમર્દ kararmarda • Hindi: बलालक balalak, डिण्डिमी dindimi, करौंदा karaunda, सुषेण sushena • Kannada: ಕರೆಕಾಯಿ karekayi • Konkani: करवंद karavanda • Malayalam: കരിമുളളി karimulali • Marathi: करांदा karanda, करवंद karavanda • Oriya: sushena • Punjabi ਕੌਂਦਾ karaunda • Sanskrit: करमर्द्द karamarda, सुषेण sushena • Tamil: களாக்காய் kalakkay, பெருங்களா perungala • Telugu: కలివె kalive, ఓక oka, పెద్ద వాకకాయ pedda-vakakaya


Native to: India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka


Attached views from various locations ... commonly found in all the forests and urban area, in and around cities of Mumbai and Thane
... for more views: http://www.flickr.com/search/?w=91314344%40N00&q=Carissacongesta&m=tags



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Pankaj Kumar

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Oct 31, 2010, 4:49:08 PM10/31/10
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This is one of the few plants which is wrongly interpreted at Christ's thorn.

In our campus the fruits of this plant has been found to be a
preferred food plant for the wild Tricarinate Hill Turtle
(Melanochelys tricarinata).

Please find the pics of baby turtle attached.

Pankaj

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Pankaj Kumar Ph.D. (Orchidaceae)
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Greater Kailash Sacred Landscape Project
Department of Habitat Ecology
Wildlife Institute of India
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Dehradun - 248001, India

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Balkar Arya

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Oct 31, 2010, 8:22:43 PM10/31/10
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Dinesh and Pankaj Ji
Shayad aap saari Raat Apocynaceae ke Chakkar me Soye Nahi.
Aapke Jajbe ko Salaam Namste.
Thanks
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Dr Balkar Singh
Head, Deptt. of Botany and Biotechnology
Arya P G College, Panipat
Haryana-132103
09416262964

Prashant awale

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Nov 1, 2010, 1:19:09 AM11/1/10
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Good begining Dinesh.
cheers
Prashant

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