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Bhatt Sweta

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Sep 27, 2011, 6:30:50 AM9/27/11
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Is it Calophyllum ?

Kindly validate!

Regards,
Shweta

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Neil Soares

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Sep 27, 2011, 9:08:19 AM9/27/11
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Hi,
 Negative. This looks like Manilkara hexandra locally called Rayan or Khirni.
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                           Neil Soares.

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Tanay Bose

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Sep 27, 2011, 9:09:50 AM9/27/11
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Calophyllum inophyllum
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Bhatt Sweta

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Sep 28, 2011, 12:42:53 AM9/28/11
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Need further validation for this!!

Regards,
Shweta

Giby Kuriakose

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Sep 28, 2011, 3:08:45 AM9/28/11
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Somehow it doesn't look like any species of Calophyllum to me. 

Not sure of the id. 

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Bhatt Sweta

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Sep 28, 2011, 3:17:26 AM9/28/11
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Can we just list out the characters, which are for and against it being Calophyllum?!!

We can take this discussion positively and reach to the correct identification.

Regards,
Shweta

Giby Kuriakose

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Sep 28, 2011, 3:43:27 AM9/28/11
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Good!

My thoughts that lead a conclusion why this not Calophyllum are that the venation in Calophyllum are always numerous and very tightly arranged and are generally not much visible in photographs. We can feel the veins by touching the leaf. 

Second thing, bark of Calophyllum is always fissured (A long narrow opening; a crack or cleft) whereas, here the bark looks smooth. 

When you cut the bark it would be very fibrous, thick and  there are coloured or colourless gummy exudates. This is not clear from picture I a giving one more clue to check if you happen to see the plant again 

Please visit the following link for pictures

http://www.biotik.org/india/species/c/caloapet/caloapet_11.jpg


Regards,
Giby

Bhatt Sweta

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Sep 28, 2011, 3:48:27 AM9/28/11
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hmmm....thanks Gibyji...
Agreed, these two characters do not match!!

Regards,
Shweta

Bhatt Sweta

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Sep 28, 2011, 4:00:28 AM9/28/11
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I am giving characters for Manilkara hexandra, for a better comparission

Bark - Dark grey to Black, rough, furrowed (Does not Match, its light brown)
Leaves - 5-13 cm, shiny, stiff and leathery, rounded and often notched at the apex, dark green, paler beneath (Matches)
Did not cut the bark, so no idea whether its a gummy exudate (Calophyllum) or milky exudate (Manilkara)
Flowers and fruits not present.

So, still are not sure what it is..

Experts please help!!

Thanks,
Shweta
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H S

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Sep 28, 2011, 4:01:46 AM9/28/11
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Go with Dr. Neil... its Manilkara hexandra (Ryan or Khirni in Marathi)

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