Malvaceae week: Linde (Tilia) from Knoops Park in Bremen

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Na Bha

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Sep 10, 2011, 3:29:24 PM9/10/11
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Linde (Tilia) Tilioideae within the family Malvaceae.
Fotos taken on 15.6.2011 in Knoops Park in Bremen. The tree is 10 meter
(or higher?)

The flowers have a very pleasent fragrance and attracts not only human
beings but many insects.
Wood is soft and is used in carving, used in churches especially for
Altars, for making furniture or veneers.

Flowers attract honeybees and the goldcolor honey has typical flavour of
Linde. Dried flowers are used to prepare tea which is good against cold.

Linden-tea with a little bit of lindenhoney, a good book to read, in a
rocking chair near the fireplace, listening to the crackling of the
fire. Winter can come.

In former days there used to be at least one Linde in every village. The
village court was held under the lindentree, so the tree was called
court-tree. After an epidemy or a war a peace-linde was planted. In one
of the tree-walks I learnt that many existing lindentrees in our area
were planted to commemorate the german-french war in 1870/71.
In Schluttenbach in Southgermany there is one linde supposed to be more
than 1000 years old.

Linde is a very popular avenue tree. and the road is typically called
"unter den Linden" (under the lindentrees) More or less in every city or
village there is one "unter den Linden". Lindenallee, atleast a
drugstore "linden apotheke".
One of the very famous "unter den Linden" is in Berlin. Festivals,
Demonstrations, Talks by politicians, public viewing Football,
everything takes place "unter den Linden"
Berlin-portal says:
"Unter den Linden is the oldest shopping street of the city and
stretches from the Brandenburg Gate to the castle bridge. The first
trees were planted in 1647 on order of the Elector Friedrich Wilhelm."

One finds many stories and poems dedicated to Linde. One very famous
volksong is "Am Brunnen vor dem Tore, da steht ein Lindenbaum" and more
or less everyone can sing it.

Regards
Nalini

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Gurcharan Singh

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Sep 10, 2011, 10:26:41 PM9/10/11
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Our famous naturalist Carolus Linnaeus got his name from Linden tree (his earler name Linne)


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Ushadi micromini

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Sep 10, 2011, 11:24:50 PM9/10/11
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very nice, story and pics..

linden honey is a prized herbal remedy from last several centuries...

so, what species are these popular trees?

ushai

On Sep 11, 7:26 am, Gurcharan Singh <singh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Our famous naturalist Carolus Linnaeus got his name from Linden tree (his
> earler name Linne)
>
> --
> Dr. Gurcharan Singh
> Retired  Associate Professor
> SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
> Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
> Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/

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Sep 10, 2011, 11:39:19 PM9/10/11
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Oh! Great.
Till now had heard about trees getting names from scientists who I'd them, or place where they are found. Hearing first time scientist getting name from plant.
Though it is common in common people like in Marathi Aboli, Jai, Jui and so on.
But a scientist that to a geneus or father of Taxonomy getting a name. But why so?
Madhuri
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On Sep 11, 7:26 am, Gurcharan Singh <singh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Our famous naturalist Carolus Linnaeus got his name from Linden tree (his
> earler name Linne)
>
> --
> Dr. Gurcharan Singh
> Retired  Associate Professor
> SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
> Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
> Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/

Ushadi micromini

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Sep 11, 2011, 12:14:54 AM9/11/11
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madhuri ji

very interesting history of linneaus's father chaning... making up a
surname for himself before carl was born...
read it here...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Linnaeus

enjoy
ushadi
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Madhuri Pejaver

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Sep 11, 2011, 4:30:20 AM9/11/11
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Thanx di for the link.
Ya it is inteesting. Could not read the whole link as it is pretty big. But the history of name is interesting.
So actually his fate was predecided that he is going to be a plant lover and Taxonomist.
Ya i enjoyed.
But now my question this lind plant in the link is written lime plant that is a variety of citrus! Am i right? So from where it has come in Malvaceae?
Madhuri

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Gurcharan Singh

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Sep 11, 2011, 4:46:59 AM9/11/11
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Madhuri ji

I could not locate lime in the link. But any how Lime tree is also used for Tilia, the Linden tree. Other names used are basswood tree.
It is the duplicity of common names that led to more complex Scientific names. We may have several common names even in the same language for a single species, and we may have same common name (e.g lime above) for more than one species. I frequently give my students the example of Safeda, which in Delhi is Eucalyptus and in Kashmir oit is Populus.

 


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Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/ 

Madhuri Pejaver

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Sep 11, 2011, 5:42:23 AM9/11/11
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In bracket it was given where it is said that niel had that plant on his home farm.
But anyway doubt clear.
Madhuri

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ushadi Micromini

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Sep 11, 2011, 5:53:22 AM9/11/11
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dear all:
my fan overhead had has just died...
was doing my math homework... need to stop.. too hot...
but could not resist one last look at in box...

so here goes....

Lime tree.. because the flowers have a citrus-y smell and are lime yellow, get it ...
colloquial names are funny...
had  nothing to do with binomials...
but they preceded the binomials by hundreds years,  sometimes millenia...
hence are here to stay...

usha di

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Madhuri Pejaver

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Sep 11, 2011, 5:55:22 AM9/11/11
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hummmmmmm
so end of thread
Madhuri

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ushadi Micromini

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Sep 11, 2011, 6:05:26 AM9/11/11
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no no feel like writing..? do so..
i'll come back when repairs are done!!!
Usha di
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Gurcharan Singh

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Gurcharan Singh

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Saroj Kasaju

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Tilia cordata Mill. ??
Thank you.

Saroj Kasaju


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