070409 Radermachera xylocarpa

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Padmanabhan Geetha

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Apr 7, 2009, 12:06:05 AM4/7/09
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Dear Friends
This is a tree photographed on the slopes  of Velliangiri forest last month. The tree was just beginning to leaf and it was filled with fruits.

Family Bignoniaceae
Radermachera xylocarpa (Roxb.) Schumann
( Syn : Bignonia Xylocarpa, Stereospermum xylocarpum,  Sapthodea xylocarpa)

Common names :English : Walking stick, Trumpet tree, Padri tree.
Tamil : Kalpadiri, Vadancarni,Pathiri,Onthi, Vedamukurunai, kadalathi.
Kannada : Genasing, Huvvulave
Telugu  : Naguru, Naga-Dundilam
Marathi : Kharsinge, Barsinge

( technical description taken from Fr.Mathew's book on Flora of the Tamilnadu Carnatic)

Deciduous tree common to the peninsular region. Height from 12- 20 m. Flowers in corymbose panicles. coroola white, 4cm across, funnel shaped.The fruits are Capsules elongate, terete, with tuberculate epicarp ( that is the bumpy protrusions seen on the fruit) winged seeds.

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geetha

Radermachera xylocarpa.jpg
Radermachera xylocarpa fruit.jpg
Radermachera xylocarpa leaves n fruits.jpg
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