Jungle Jalebi- Pithecellobium dulce

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J.M. Garg

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Jul 16, 2007, 4:49:28 AM7/16/07
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Pictures taken mainly at Central Park, Kolkata in Feb.'07 except that of Fruit at Bhuveneshwar in May'06. I have tasted its fruit when ripe & it's really delicious. Birds make merry on the tree when its fruit is ripe. It has short paired spines arising from leaf bases with twice-pinnate small leaves. It is a large deciduous tree & quite commonly seen in Kolkata in some of the Parks & alongside the roads.
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DEBASISH JOARDAR

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Jul 16, 2007, 10:34:50 AM7/16/07
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Dear Mr. Garg,

Nice presentation.

One of my friends from Chennai told me that the fruits are very sweet
and popular among the children of that loacality (though, I have not
tasted yet) .

What kind of birds are attracted by the fruits?

Thanks,

Debasish Joardar.

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J.M. Garg

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Jul 16, 2007, 10:30:08 PM7/16/07
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I have seen Barbets, Treepies etc. Birds possibly are those who eat fruits, berries & figs.  

On 7/16/07, DEBASISH JOARDAR <djoard...@yahoo.co.in> wrote:

Dear Mr. Garg,

Nice presentation.

One of my friends from Chennai told me that the fruits are very sweet
and popular among the children of that loacality (though, I have not
tasted yet) .

What kind of birds are attracted by the fruits?

Thanks,

Debasish Joardar.

J.M. Garg

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Jul 17, 2007, 5:20:27 AM7/17/07
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Forwarded as it contains more information about this tree. Thanks, Sunetro for the link, particularly the 2nd one.  

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From: sunetro ghosal <unc...@gmail.com>
Date: Jul 16, 2007 6:35 PM
Subject: Re: [Indiantreepix] Jungle Jalebi- Pithecellobium dulce
To: "J.M. Garg" < jmg...@gmail.com>

Jungle Jalebi, I believe, is originally native to Mexico. Had done an online search for it a few months back and discovered that alternative names include Manilla Tamarind and Madras Thorn.

some interesting links I found:

http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/55957/

http://www.fao.org/AG/Agp/agpc/doc/Gbase/DATA/Pf000410.HTM

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Sunetro.

sachin pandhare

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Jul 17, 2007, 9:43:01 AM7/17/07
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very sweet if its ripe and turns pink in colour:-)

 
On 7/16/07, DEBASISH JOARDAR <djoard...@yahoo.co.in> wrote:

Dear Mr. Garg,

Nice presentation.

One of my friends from Chennai told me that the fruits are very sweet
and popular among the children of that loacality (though, I have not
tasted yet) .

What kind of birds are attracted by the fruits?

Thanks,

Debasish Joardar.

nitu

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Jul 17, 2007, 10:36:51 AM7/17/07
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here is a pic of the fruit both raw and ripe-it turns red when ripe

On 7/17/07, sachin pandhare <pandhar...@gmail.com> wrote:
> very sweet if its ripe and turns pink in colour:-)
>
>
> On 7/16/07, DEBASISH JOARDAR <djoard...@yahoo.co.in> wrote:
> >
> >
> > Dear Mr. Garg,
> >
> > Nice presentation.
> >
> > One of my friends from Chennai told me that the fruits are very sweet
> > and popular among the children of that loacality (though, I have not
> > tasted yet) .
> >
> > What kind of birds are attracted by the fruits?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Debasish Joardar.
> >
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Dr Satish Phadke

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Jul 17, 2007, 10:39:14 AM7/17/07
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Vilayati chinch in Marathi(Translates to Foreign Tamarind)
Satish

On Jul 16, 1:49 pm, "J.M. Garg" <jmga...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Pictures taken mainly at Central Park, Kolkata in Feb.'07 except that of
> Fruit at Bhuveneshwar in May'06. I have tasted its fruit when ripe & it's
> really delicious. Birds make merry on the tree when its fruit is ripe. It
> has short paired spines arising from leaf bases with twice-pinnate small
> leaves. It is a large deciduous tree & quite commonly seen in Kolkata in
> some of the Parks & alongside the roads.
> --
> With regards,
> J.M.Garg
> "Enjoy every moment of your life"
>

> For learning about our trees & plants, please visithttp://groups.google.co.in/group/indiantreepix?hl=en

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