Indiantreepix Database

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J.M. Garg

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Mar 7, 2008, 3:56:36 AM3/7/08
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Hi, Friends,
I have compiled the data in Excel of 82 trees & plants, mainly from postings of Feb. & March'08 on Indiantreepix. I have given the most useful links along with Indiantreepix links, both of which connect immediately on clicking. Spreadsheet can be manipulated by the members in what ever manner they want. I have added family names also in a separate column so that everything can be sorted out by family wise, if one wants to find out the plants in a particular family.
Though a time consuming exercise, I will consider worth if members get benefited from it.
Your feedback is required to make it more useful & before I go ahead for compiling & adding other data from previous postings.
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With regards,
J.M.Garg
"We often ignore the beauty around us"
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J.M. Garg

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Mar 7, 2008, 3:59:19 AM3/7/08
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Sorry, here is the attachment.
Indiantreepix Database1.xls

J.M. Garg

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Mar 7, 2008, 6:59:14 AM3/7/08
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Further any common name or any other word in the spreadsheet can be searched through Edit--> Find

oikos

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Mar 8, 2008, 4:55:24 AM3/8/08
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Greetings from oikos !

Beautiful thorn country !! Savannas - one of the most important ecosystems in central India & covering around 50 % area in Maharashtra. A complex of grasslands, trees, thorny shrub clusters. This is an all together different landscape with specialist flora adapted to scanty & uncertain rainfall and high temperatures. The ecosystem represents special set of fauna like black-bucks, wolf, larks, Rare birds like Great Indian Bustard. This landscape changes its forms drastically in all seasons, and gives beautiful seaonal surprises which are worth experiencing !

 

Warm Regards,

Ketaki and Manasi

 

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      Capparis decidua - N E P T I

Family: Capparaceae

Habit: A densely branching straggling glabrous shrub

Distribution: Frequent in dry deciduous forests all over Maharashtra.
* Not seen in high rainfall areas.

Habitat: Grows in open areas with less soil/ murum

Flowering - Fruiting season: Almost throughout the year

Colour of flower:  Red

Remarkable character: Plant with green stem branches and stem.

Medicinal uses: Part used: Roots, fruits

The roots are useful in boils, swelling, cough, hiccough, asthma, vomiting, constipation, intestinal worms.

Ecological value: Very hardy, drought tolerant species.. Very good habitat for fauna in semi arid dry lands. It is a larval host for butterflies Common gull (Cepra nerissa), Pioneer (Anaphaeis aurota), Plain orange tip (Ixias Marianne).

Propagation by: Seeds.

Uses: Ornamental, Medicinal, Ecological restoration

 

 

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J.M. Garg

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Mar 8, 2008, 7:01:59 AM3/8/08
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Thanks, Barry.
I will correct it in next version.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Barry Stock <barry...@gmail.com>
Date: Mar 8, 2008 7:11 AM
Subject: Re: [Indiantreepix] Re: Indiantreepix Database
To: "J. M. Garg" <jmg...@gmail.com>

 
A small correction. Moringa oleifera is listed in the Bignoniaceae instead of Moringaceae.

 
Great information in this spreadsheet, thanks very much.

Barry Stock
Hollywood, Florida, USA

J.M. Garg

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Mar 8, 2008, 7:05:35 AM3/8/08
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Hi, Rajesh.
I think you mean 'Swarna Palash'. See this Indiantreepix link, which has its pictures also.
From: Rajesh Ramnarayan <rajeshra...@gmail.com>
Date: Mar 8, 2008 10:45 AM
Subject: Re: [Indiantreepix] Re: Indiantreepix Database
Dear Sir,
 
Does anyone have the photograph of yellow plash tree...never seen it..should be flowering somewhere in India now...
regards
Rajesh Ramnarayan
Coimbatore.

 

J.M. Garg

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Mar 9, 2008, 10:33:12 PM3/9/08
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Lovely write up & Calender, Ketaki & Manasi ji.
Here is more information from Wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capparis_aphylla

Capparis decidua is commonly known as karir, kair, kirir, karril, etc (Hindi: करीर or कैर). It is a small much branched tree or shrub of the Thar desert and other arid regions in southern Asia with a mass of slender, leafless branches, the small caducous leaves being found only on young shoots. It rarely exceeds a height of 5 meters (15 feet).

The new flush of leaves appears in November-January. Red conspicuous flowers appear in March to April and August-September and ripe by May and October. The pink fleshy berries are readily eaten by birds. It coppices well and produces root suckers freely. It is extremely drought-resistant and tolerates some frost.

This is a useful plant in its marginal habitat. Its spicy fruits are used for preparing vegetables, curry and fine pickles and can attract helpful insectivores; the plant also is used in folk medicine and herbalism. Capparis decidua can be used in landscape gardening, afforestation and reforestation in semidesert and desert areas; it provides assistance against soil erosion[1].



 

Naveein O C

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Mar 10, 2008, 12:19:34 AM3/10/08
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Dear Ketaki and Manasi,
 
Thanks for this wonderfull gesture, hope to see many more of your postings and hope you have a very mutually fruitfull relationship on this forum,
 
Regards,
 
Naveein O C
 
Ps: I have your pic on my desktop,
 
Rgds
 
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