280209 Singapore cherry or malaysian cherry

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Padmanabhan Geetha

Feb 28, 2009, 7:17:28 AM2/28/09
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Dear Friends
I am attaching photographs of what has been identified as Singapore cherry. I have also heard some others call it as Malaysian cherry. Which is correct?

More importantly is it Muntinga Calabura? The fruits were a big hit with children both at the  Sahyadri school, Pune and Rishi Valley School, near madanapalle.

This was photographed at Isha Home School campus at Coimbatore last June.

Thanks and best wishes

On Sun, Feb 22, 2009 at 10:40 PM, Neil Soares <drneil...@yahoo.com> wrote:
Hi Satish,
   It is the Indian Nettle Tree / Gunpowder Tree / Charcoal Tree [ Trema orientalis] locally called Gol.
   Singapore Cherry is Muntinga Calabura.

--- On Sun, 2/22/09, satish phadke <phadke...@gmail.com> wrote:
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Subject: [indiantreepix:8830] PLANT FOR ID 31 SMP 25 FEB 2009
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Date: Sunday, February 22, 2009, 7:58 PM

This tree is fairly common ..apparantly appears to be Singapore cherry.The flowers are very small often inconspicuous.
I think this is Trema orientalis.
First 3 images shot today on the outskirts of Pune Maharashtra.
The last picture is of a different tree specimen taken  in Jan 09 near Mulshi Pune.

http:// satishphadke.blogspot.com

singapore cherryflower.jpg
singapore cherry buds.jpg
singapore cherry flower.jpg
singapore cherry leaves.jpg

Dinesh Valke

Feb 28, 2009, 9:42:33 AM2/28/09
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Yes, Geetha ji, it is Muntingia calabura (please note the spelling of genus).
Not sure about Malaysian Cherry.
Popularly known as Singapore Cherry.
Actually: Jamaica Cherry, Panama Cherry ... that is where its nativity is.

Rakesh Biswas

Feb 28, 2009, 10:22:11 AM2/28/09
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Malaysia and Singapore have been essentially one country at different times of their political history. Johor is the southern most district of Malaysia separated from Singapore by a bridge across a small river. The national language of Singapore is the same as that of Malaysia.
PS:For the last two years was living in Malacca, Malaysia, a few hour's drive from Singapore.

Barry Stock

Feb 28, 2009, 1:34:24 PM2/28/09
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The monospecific genus Muntingia originates in southern Mexico. It is
naturalized in these other locales.


Padmanabhan Geetha

Feb 28, 2009, 11:07:27 PM2/28/09
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Dear Mr. Valke, Mr. Biswas, Mr Stock

Many thanks for the clarifications. Dinesh ji spelling noted and thank you for the correction. I have  just seen the post by Mr.Thiruvengadam  and realised that this had recently been discussed. Thank you everyone for taking the trouble to respond again on the same subject.
warm wishes

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