Kanak Champa (Pterospermum acerifolium)?

8 views
Skip to first unread message

J.M. Garg

unread,
Jul 3, 2008, 8:36:18 AM7/3/08
to indiantreepix
Saw this small young tree on 17/3/08 at Jayanti, Duars, West Bengal. Leaves appear like that of Kanak Champa (Pterospermum acerifolium). Is there any other tree with similar leaves?
--
With regards,
J.M.Garg
"We often ignore the beauty around us"
For learning about our trees & plants, please visit/ join Google e-group (Indiantreepix) http://groups.google.co.in/group/indiantreepix?hl=en
For my Birds, Butterflies, Trees, Landscape pictures etc., visit http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/J.M.Garg
Kanak Champa (Pterospermum acerifolium) at Jayanti, Duars, West Bengal I IMG_5314.jpg
Kanak Champa (Pterospermum acerifolium) at Jayanti, Duars, West Bengal I IMG_5316.jpg

Mahadeswara Swamy

unread,
Jul 3, 2008, 9:32:23 AM7/3/08
to J.M. Garg, indiantreepix
Dear Gargji,
It is indeed kanak champa (dinner plate tree!,because of the leaves)  There are many varieties in this species.  I have seen a tree having even bigger leaves than this  in Chennai in Theosophical society.
Dr. Mahadesweara swamy
Reply all
Reply to author
Forward
0 new messages