Is it Chukka (Croton roxburghii)?

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J.M. Garg

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Aug 22, 2007, 7:46:35 AM8/22/07
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My friend Sh. S.Gahlot during walks stated this tree to be called Domur in Bengali. I told him that this is a Chukka (Croton roxburghii) as per my Id. But I am myself not seem satishfied with my Id of Chukka (Croton roxburghii). There are other two species grown in wild or cultivated of Croton, namely Croton tiglium & Croton oblongifolius. But I not not finding enough details anywhere including net, to nail the Id.  
Can anybody help in the matter?
I have seen this smallish tree grown in wild in Kolkata around water, on its own & possibly it is not specifically cultivated. I generally see the leaves eaten up as in one of the pictures. I have also seen Baya weavers nesting in its branches. All pictures taken at Kolkata.
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Tree I MG_6095.jpg
Fruit & leaves I IMG_6063.jpg
Chukka & Shikra I IMG_0532.jpg

J.M. Garg

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Sep 27, 2007, 4:31:16 AM9/27/07
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Forwarding again if someone can help with the Id of this common plant in Kolkata.
Tree I MG_6095.jpg
Fruit & leaves I IMG_6063.jpg
Chukka & Shikra I IMG_0532.jpg

Amit Ray

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Sep 27, 2007, 10:18:11 AM9/27/07
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Dear Gargji
I think your friend has correctly identified the tree. It is Dumur (Bengali). This tree is very common in my area (Jadavpur). Web search yielded some confusing results. It is Ficus sp. Please check these pages:
http://www.geocities.com/vibhaskumar/plant_ism1.htm
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lokenrc/637920678/
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J.M. Garg

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Sep 27, 2007, 10:51:58 PM9/27/07
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Thanks, Alka ji & Amit ji. After looking in net, I am satishfied that it's a Ficus hispida (Domur). Here is one link:
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