070311-PR For ID- Chennai.

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Padmini Raghavan

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Mar 6, 2011, 9:36:41 PM3/6/11
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These winged seeds were found hanging in bunches on a tree which had the bark and leaves and habit  of Lagerstroemia speciosa.
As photogrphy is not allowed in the garden, I am hoping the seeds will throw some light on the ID.
 I think the flowers , a few weeks ago, were small and inconspicuous.
 Thanks,
Padmini Raghavan.

Padmini Raghavan

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Mar 6, 2011, 9:41:01 PM3/6/11
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Sorry I forgot the attachments.
Here goes:
 
P. Raghavan.

Caesalpinia pulcherrima and Allamanda cathartica var scottii 007.jpg
Caesalpinia pulcherrima and Allamanda cathartica var scottii 012.jpg
Caesalpinia pulcherrima and Allamanda cathartica var scottii 016.jpg

Vijayasankar

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Mar 7, 2011, 11:10:56 AM3/7/11
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These could be fruits of Terminalia paniculata.
 
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Vijayasankar Raman
National Center for Natural Products Research
University of Mississippi

Padmini Raghavan

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Mar 7, 2011, 11:52:34 AM3/7/11
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Many thanks Vijaysankar and Prasanna,
 I don't know what link I checked yesterday but I saw a fruit like a guava and so was misled.
Yes, I am convinced the seeds are of Terminalia paniculata.
Are the flowers like  those of Arjuna?
Thanks and regards,
Padmini Raghavan.
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