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Mar 12, 2008, 10:05:29 AM3/12/08
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Subject: Mesua ferrea

These trees were seen in Kudremukh .Mesua ferrea(Nagchapha/Nagkeshar)
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Mar 13, 2008, 10:19:42 PM3/13/08
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Hi Mr. Satish,

Thanks for posting Mesua flower. I have seen this tree in the forests
of Western Ghats(Topslip area -Tamil Nadu)
but never had the opportunity to see the flowers. It is also called
the Iron wood tree.

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Bhanu

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What a lovely composition, Satish ji.



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From: satish phadke <phadke...@gmail.com>
Date: Mar 21, 2008 5:39 PM
Subject: Re: [Indiantreepix] Fwd: Fw: Mesua ferrea
To: haridasan <harid...@frlht.org>
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Hi Haridasanji
Thank you very much for correctly noting the difference.
I myself have clicked this photograph and we saw many of them in Kudremukh Karnataka.This particular flower was told to be Mesua ferrea by botany experts who were with us so I was under the  impression that it is the one.Even when I searched the flowers of Mesua ferrea in google images (http://images.google.co.in/images?hl=en&q=Mesua+ferrea&gbv=2)  the ones I found look quite similar to one which I have shot.On contacting Mr. Ingalhalikar he rigtly identified it and has given explanation for the same..............
In his words..
"It is not Mesua ferrea, but it is Gordonia obtusa of Theaceae (Tea) family. The family is closely allied to Clusiaceae. The apparent differences are that leaves in Gordonia are alternate, elliptic, dentate and glabrous whereas in Mesua they are opposite, lanceolate, entire and glaucous beneath. The petals are more than four in Gordonia while in Mesua they are four."
In fact he has both the plants in his collection.
Thanks again
Satish Phadke

 
On 3/14/08, haridasan <harid...@frlht.org> wrote:
Dear Sathish,
I saw a mail with the subject line mentioned  in the subject above. The mail was with an nattached photograph of supposedly Mesua ferrea.
To my mind it does not appear to be Mesua at all. What I know about esua ferrea the Nahar tree of Northeast, The India iron wood tree has opposit to subopposit leaves where the lateral nerves are not prominent. the leaves further are entire. The flowers are much larger too.
With the alternate leaves in the picture I am forced to think of some Theacea members like Schima?? I can send some of my pictures of Mesua ferrea later when I am little free.
Please have a relook at the photo that might have been sent to you by some body under this name.
You people are doing a great job in creating interst and awareness about plant world that will result in better appreciation about the environment surrounding us.
regards,
 
Sincerely yours,
 
 
K. Haridasan
 




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