efloraofindia:''For Id 10102011MR1’’ Resurfacing for Id ?wild cherry tree Pune

15 views
Skip to first unread message

Madhuri Raut

unread,
Oct 10, 2011, 9:16:10 AM10/10/11
to efloraofindia
Request for identification

Previous identification by Ushadi and Gibyji    Muntingia calabura

Ushadi had said that even a single flower would be diagnostic

I tried my luck today again and could get some pictures with great difficulty of the flowers and fruits as the branches were pretty high

I hope it helps for the Id

Regards
Bhagyashri

1.jpg
2.jpg
3.jpg
4.jpg
5.jpg
6.jpg
7.jpg
9.jpg
10.jpg
11.jpg
12.jpg
13.jpg

Mayur Nandikar

unread,
Oct 10, 2011, 9:27:36 AM10/10/11
to Madhuri Raut, efloraofindia
Hello
Madhuri ji

No doubt Muntingia calabura

Thank you
--
Mr. Mayur D. Nandikar,
Research Student,
Department of Botany,
Shivaji University,
Kolhapur.
07507013607

Madhuri Raut

unread,
Oct 10, 2011, 9:34:16 AM10/10/11
to Mayur Nandikar, efloraofindia
Thank you Mayurji. Is it what I have photographed is just the calyx with the fruit because I see no white petals of the flower

Regards
Bhagyashri

Satish Phadke

unread,
Oct 10, 2011, 9:49:30 AM10/10/11
to Madhuri Raut, efloraofindia
Muntingia calabura
Family : Muntingiaceae
Also placed in Elaeocarpaceae; Tiliaceae.
Native of Mexico and south America as well as Caribbean countries. Naturalized in India.
Also called as Singapore Cherry. Grows wild; seeds are easily distributed by birds who like the fruits-so called cherries a lot. Good plant to attract birds.

On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 6:46 PM, Madhuri Raut <iti...@gmail.com> wrote:



--
Dr Satish Phadke

Ushadi micromini

unread,
Oct 10, 2011, 10:37:12 AM10/10/11
to efloraofindia
WELL DONE....
Bhagyashri...
bhagya was with you...
these are the same flowers I had photographed...
not put up yet but if you go to the link I had sent earlier of photo
of the same tree/flowers of mine... they were taken by Arijit... a
botanist ..elfora member who was kind enough to show me where he had
found the shrub... you'll see ... you have the identical flower...

AND your little green fruit is the same as what I have ...

sorry but my data and pics are all scattered in discs and back ups..
had to reformat the hard disc...
and then with a series of tragedies in the extended family and
friends I have not had the time to do any housekeeping for the
computer... it may take another month before I am up and running as
before...

so just look at ARIJIT's flower picture and others I am sure have
shown this here at eflora... I just dont know all the links...

good for you...
Usha di
===========

On Oct 10, 6:49 pm, Satish Phadke <drsmpha...@gmail.com> wrote:
> *Muntingia calabura*
> Family : Muntingiaceae
> Also placed in Elaeocarpaceae; Tiliaceae.
> Native of Mexico and south America as well as Caribbean countries.
> Naturalized in India.
> Also called as Singapore Cherry. Grows wild; seeds are easily distributed by
> birds who like the fruits-so called cherries a lot. Good plant to attract
> birds.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 6:46 PM, Madhuri Raut <itii...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Request for identification
>
> > Previous identification by Ushadi and Gibyji    *Muntingia calabura*
> > *
> > *
> > *Ushadi had said that even a single flower would be diagnostic*
> > *
> > *
> > *I tried my luck today again and could get some pictures with great
> > difficulty of the flowers and fruits as the branches were pretty high*
> > *
> > *
> > *I hope it helps for the Id*
> > *
> > *
> > *Regards*
> > *Bhagyashri*
>
> --
> Dr Satish Phadke

Ushadi micromini

unread,
Oct 10, 2011, 10:42:52 AM10/10/11
to efloraofindia

PS ... yes... the petals have fallen off ... they are white...

no need to go back again but if you want to have a complete story,
you'll just have to catch it someday... ususlly in the begiining of
summer or at the height of the summer is when the flowers are in
profusion...

right now... in a day or two you'll have a red cherry or two... if you
want a picture of the cherry on the tree. they ripen very fast... in
a day or two... not weeks as in mangoes etc..

Usha di


============
On Oct 10, 7:37 pm, Ushadi micromini <microminipho...@gmail.com>
wrote:

Madhuri Raut

unread,
Oct 10, 2011, 11:44:12 AM10/10/11
to Ushadi micromini, efloraofindia
Thank you Ushadi.
Regards
Bhagyashri

Madhuri Raut

unread,
Oct 10, 2011, 11:50:06 AM10/10/11
to Ushadi micromini, efloraofindia
Thank you Dr Phadke for the info.Yes the tree houses many birds esp in the evenings I have seen many Bats
Regards
Bhagyashri

harithasandhya

unread,
Oct 10, 2011, 1:11:02 PM10/10/11
to efloraofindia
Muntingia calabura is very common in Trivandrum city. We call it Bird
cherry since lots of birds visit it.

Years ago we had planted a seedling in a bit of un-cemented area in
front of the rented house where we used to live. It grew into a
beautiful tree, soon was taller than the house, lots of birds as well
as bats were regular visitors. We never removed the fallen leaves and
a rich humus cover enriched the soil. The net result was that very
many seedlings of a variety of trees started sprouting under this
tree. We thus had a wonderful nursery of many wild trees and we
regularly supplied seedlings to our friends. Unfortunately the
neighbours were not very tolerant of our greening attempts and after a
long bout of passive resistance at last very sadly we had to cut down
the tree ourselves! But that single tree had taught me many important
lessons in ecorestoration.

Regards,
Sandhya

Madhuri Raut

unread,
Oct 11, 2011, 5:57:47 AM10/11/11
to Ushadi micromini, efloraofindia
Thanks Sandhyaji for the interesting story you shared about this tree
So you too have observed Bats on this tree. Looks like Bats love this fruit
On the following site I found some interesting info about Bats feeding on fruits "The fruit juice and pulp is obtained by crushing the fruit. They spit out the skin and fiber after swallowing the juicy pulp."
http://teachit.acreekps.vic.edu.au/animals/fruit%20bat.htm

Naliniji this tree is located in a private society in Pune India
Regards
Bhagyashri

Bhagyashri

unread,
Feb 16, 2012, 11:21:55 AM2/16/12
to Ushadi micromini, efloraofindia
I had wrongly resurfaced this plant for Id as a separate thread The link to the original thread is 
--
Regards
Bhagyashri 

Mahadeswara

unread,
Feb 17, 2012, 6:15:25 AM2/17/12
to Madhuri Raut, efloraofindia
This is a very common tree in Mysore. The tree is trimmed like an
umbrella for shade in roads especially in auto stands, bus shelters,
drive in restaurants. I have two trees and also shaped them. I will
post the pictures separately as I am unable to attach the photos to
this link.
One Mr Ali is a specialist in shaping these trees and created a very
big green pandal using hundreds of trees in a college campus.

On Oct 10 2011, 6:16 pm, Madhuri Raut <itii...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Request for identification
>

> Previous identification by Ushadi and Gibyji    *Muntingia calabura*
> *
> *
> *Ushadi had said that even a single flower would be diagnostic*
> *
> *
> *I tried my luck today again and could get some pictures with great
> difficulty of the flowers and fruits as the branches were pretty high*
> *
> *
> *I hope it helps for the Id*
> *
> *
> *Regards*
> *Bhagyashri*
>

>  1.jpg
> 112KViewDownload
>
>  2.jpg
> 84KViewDownload
>
>  3.jpg
> 166KViewDownload
>
>  4.jpg
> 128KViewDownload
>
>  5.jpg
> 82KViewDownload
>
>  6.jpg
> 68KViewDownload
>
>  7.jpg
> 96KViewDownload
>
>  9.jpg
> 280KViewDownload
>
>  10.jpg
> 181KViewDownload
>
>  11.jpg
> 242KViewDownload
>
>  12.jpg
> 191KViewDownload
>
>  13.jpg
> 280KViewDownload

Reply all
Reply to author
Forward
0 new messages