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satish phadke

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Apr 9, 2008, 12:04:13 PM4/9/08
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Just for compilation
Flowering observed in Pune.
March last fortnight.
Khaya senegalensis
Swietenia mahogani
Azadirachta indica
Peltophorum ferrugiana

April first fortnight
Pongamia pinnata in full bloom at many places
Dalbergia lanceolaria(Phanshi)
Jacaranda
Morinda citrifolia
Syzygium cuminni...occasional
Lagerstroemia
Rain tree.

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J.M. Garg

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Apr 10, 2008, 1:19:43 AM4/10/08
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Thanks, Satish ji.
Can you post some pictures of Pongamia pinnata? It's flowering also in Kolkata for about 15 days.
 
Here are some extracts from Wikipedia link on Pongamia pinnata (syn. P. glabra, Millettia pinnata, Derris indica) i.e. Karanj, Indian Beech Tree, Honge Tree, Pongam Tree, Panigrahi   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pongamia_pinnata

Pongamia pinnata (Indian Beech Tree, Honge Tree, Pongam Tree, Panigrahi) is a tree thought to have originated in India and is found throughout Asia.

It is a deciduous tree that grows to about 15-25 meters in height with a large canopy that spreads equally wide. The leaves are a soft, shiny burgundy in early summer and mature to a glossy, deep green as the season progresses. Small clusters of white, purple, and pink flowers blossom on their branches throughout the year, maturing into brown seed pods. The tree is well suited to intense heat and sunlight and its dense network of lateral roots and its thick, long taproot make it drought tolerant. The dense shade it provides slows the evaporation of surface water and its root structures promote nitrogen fixation, which moves nutrients from the air into the soil. Withstanding temperatures slightly below 0°C to 50°C and annual rainfall of 5–25 dm, the tree grows wild on sandy and rocky soils, including oolitic limestone, but will grow in most soil types, even with its roots in salt water.[1]

Known by many names (Indian Beech, Pongam, Honge, Ponge, and Karanj among other) it is a leguminous tree that's well-adapted to arid zones and has many traditional uses. It is often used for landscaping purposes as a windbreak or for shade due to the large canopy and showy fragrant flowers. The bark can be used to make twine or rope and it also yields a black gum that is used to treat wounds caused by poisonous fish. The flowers are used by gardeners as compost for plants requiring rich nutrients. Although all parts of the plant are toxic and will induce nausea and vomiting if eaten, the fruits and sprouts, along with the seeds, are used in many traditional remedies. Juices from the plant, as well as the oil, are antiseptic and resistant to pests. In addition the Pongam tree has the rare property of producing seeds of 25-35% lipid content. The seed oil is an important asset of this tree having been used as lamp oil, in soap making, and as a lubricant for thousands of years. This oil is rapidly gaining popularity as an important source of fuel for diesel engines.


 

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Apr 10, 2008, 1:29:34 AM4/10/08
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Here is link for Morinda citrifolia (Great morinda, Indian mulberry, Beach mulberry, Tahitian Noni, Ach) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noni


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satish phadke

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Apr 10, 2008, 5:39:42 AM4/10/08
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Names in Marathi

On Wed, Apr 9, 2008 at 9:34 PM, satish phadke <phadke...@gmail.com> wrote:
Just for compilation
Flowering observed in Pune.
March last fortnight.
Khaya senegalensis (African Mahogani)
Swietenia mahogani (Indian Mahogani)
Azadirachta indica (Kadulimb)
Peltophorum ferrugiana (Peltophorum No Marathi Name)

April first fortnight
Pongamia pinnata in full bloom at many places(Karanj)
Dalbergia lanceolaria(Phanshi)
Jacaranda(?Neel mohor)
Morinda citrifolia(Bartondi,Noni)
Syzygium cuminni...occasional(Jambhul)
Lagerstroemia flosreginae(Tamhan)...State flower of Maharashtra
Rain tree.(Vilayati shireesh)

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Apr 10, 2008, 10:12:31 AM4/10/08
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In South India (including Chennai) 2- 3 species of Lagerstroemia njini are seen flowering. Mr. Rajani Kamath may send the photograph for confirmation. At this point of time Bangalore is a tree lovers paradise, as many species are in flowering/ start flowering.
Dr. Mahadeswara swamy

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Is it the following tree?:
Lagerstroemia speciosa (Syn. L. flos-reginae & L. thorelli) Lythraceae Jarul, Giant Crape-myrtle, Queen's Crape-myrtle, Pride or Rose of India, Motabandara, Banabá Plan, tamhan I have records of its flowering on 13/4/06 in Kolkata. Just started flowering in Kolkata- 6/4/08- J.M.Garg. Flowering observed in Pune- April first fortnight- Satish ji. Trees of Delhi- flowers from late April to June: another flush in the rains. Beautiful Trees & Shrubs of Calcutta- flowers in early summer (April- May) with a 2nd flush in early monsoon (July-August).  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lagerstroemia_speciosa





 
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From: ranjini kamath <ranj...@gmail.com>
Date: Apr 10, 2008 5:09 PM
Subject: Flowering data
To: jmg...@gmail.com

Dear Gargji  1] Peltophorum ferrugineum has been in full bloom in
Bangalore for the past few weeks..Double Road-from the Lalbagh end
towards Residency Road presents a spectacular sight.
                  2]Cassia varieties are coming into bloom.
                  3]I have seen Lagerstroemia-purple & pink- coming
into full bloom in quite a few places.
           Regards
                          Ranjini Kamath


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Kiran Srivastava

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Apr 10, 2008, 11:00:21 PM4/10/08
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Attached are photos of the Pongam flowers. In Sanjay Gandhi National Park(SGNP), Mumbai there is an area called Pongam Valley full of these small shady trees with small white & pink flowers scattered on the ground. Practically all the leaves have fungus marks (for me a recognizable feature of this species) but this doesn’t affect the tree at all.

 

Cheers,

Kiran Srivastava

Mumbai

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From: indian...@googlegroups.com [mailto:indian...@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of J.M. Garg
Sent: 10 April 2008 10:50
To: satish phadke
Cc: indiantreepix
Subject: [Indiantreepix] Re: Flowering data

 

Thanks, Satish ji.

Can you post some pictures of Pongamia pinnata? It's flowering also in Kolkata for about 15 days.

 

Here are some extracts from Wikipedia link on Pongamia pinnata (syn. P. glabra, Millettia pinnata, Derris indica) i.e. Karanj, Indian Beech Tree, Honge Tree, Pongam Tree, Panigrahi   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pongamia_pinnata

Pongamia pinnata (Indian Beech Tree, Honge Tree, Pongam Tree, Panigrahi) is a tree thought to have originated in India and is found throughout Asia.

It is a deciduous tree that grows to about 15-25 meters in height with a large canopy that spreads equally wide. The leaves are a soft, shiny burgundy in early summer and mature to a glossy, deep green as the season progresses. Small clusters of white, purple, and pink flowers blossom on their branches throughout the year, maturing into brown seed pods. The tree is well suited to intense heat and sunlight and its dense network of lateral roots and its thick, long taproot make it drought tolerant. The dense shade it provides slows the evaporation of surface water and its root structures promote nitrogen fixation, which moves nutrients from the air into the soil. Withstanding temperatures slightly below 0°C to 50°C and annual rainfall of 5–25 dm, the tree grows wild on sandy and rocky soils, including oolitic limestone, but will grow in most soil types, even with its roots in salt water.[1]

Known by many names (Indian Beech, Pongam, Honge, Ponge, and Karanj among other) it is a leguminous tree that's well-adapted to arid zones and has many traditional uses. It is often used for landscaping purposes as a windbreak or for shade due to the large canopy and showy fragrant flowers. The bark can be used to make twine or rope and it also yields a black gum that is used to treat wounds caused by poisonous fish. The flowers are used by gardeners as compost for plants requiring rich nutrients. Although all parts of the plant are toxic and will induce nausea and vomiting if eaten, the fruits and sprouts, along with the seeds, are used in many traditional remedies. Juices from the plant, as well as the oil, are antiseptic and resistant to pests. In addition the Pongam tree has the rare property of producing seeds of 25-35% lipid content. The seed oil is an important asset of this tree having been used as lamp oil, in soap making, and as…….

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vinod kumar gupta

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Apr 11, 2008, 8:37:43 AM4/11/08
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Also caleed Karanj/papdi. Still to start flowering in a big way in Delhi(when they cover the ground or whaever is underneath like a carpet)

 

Some ot the trees show few flowers

 

Vinod

 

 



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From: Kiran Srivastava <kir...@vsnl.net>
To: indiantreepix <indian...@googlegroups.com>
Sent: Friday, April 11, 2008 8:30:21 AM
Subject: [Indiantreepix] Re: Flowering data

Attached are photos of the Pongam flowers. In Sanjay Gandhi National Park(SGNP), Mumbai there is an area called Pongam Valley full of these small shady trees with small white & pink flowers scattered on the ground. Practically all the leaves have fungus marks (for me a recognizable feature of this species) but this doesn’t affect the tree at all.

 

Cheers,

Kiran Srivastava

Mumbai

kir...@vsnl.net

 


From: indian...@googlegroups.com [mailto:indian...@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of J.M. Garg
Sent: 10 April 2008 10:50
To: satish phadke
Cc: indiantreepix
Subject: [Indiantreepix] Re: Flowering data

 

Thanks, Satish ji.

Can you post some pictures of Pongamia pinnata? It's flowering also in Kolkata for about 15 days.

 

Here are some extracts from Wikipedia link on Pongamia pinnata (syn. P. glabra, Millettia pinnata, Derris indica) i.e. Karanj, Indian Beech Tree, Honge Tree, Pongam Tree, Panigrahi   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pongamia_pinnata

Pongamia pinnata (Indian Beech Tree, Honge Tree, Pongam Tree, Panigrahi) is a tree thought to have originated in India and is found throughout Asia.

It is a deciduous tree that grows to about 15-25 meters in height with a large canopy that spreads equally wide. The leaves are a soft, shiny burgundy in early summer and mature to a glossy, deep green as the season progresses. Small clusters of white, purple, and pink flowers blossom on their branches throughout the year, maturing into brown seed pods. The tree is well suited to intense heat and sunlight and its dense network of lateral roots and its thick, long taproot make it drought tolerant. The dense shade it provides slows the evaporation of surface water and its root structures promote nitrogen fixation, which moves nutrients from the air into the soil. Withstanding temperatures slightly below 0°C to 50°C and annual rainfall of 5–25 dm, the tree grows wild on sandy and rocky soils, including oolitic limestone, but will grow in most soil types, even with its roots in salt water.[1]

Known by many names (Indian Beech, Pongam, Honge, Ponge, and Karanj among other) it is a leguminous tree that's well-adapted to arid zones and has many traditional uses. It is often used for landscaping purposes as a windbreak or for shade due to the large canopy and showy fragrant flowers. The bark can be used to make twine or rope and it also yields a black gum that is used to treat wounds caused by poisonous fish. The flowers are used by gardeners as compost for plants requiring rich nutrients. Although all parts of the plant are toxic and will induce nausea and vomiting if eaten, the fruits and sprouts, along with the seeds, are used in many traditional remedies. Juices from the plant, as well as the oil, are antiseptic and resistant to pests. In addition the Pongam tree has the rare property of producing seeds of 25-35% lipid content. The seed oil is an important asset of this tree having been used as lamp oil, in soap making, and as…….






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Tejal Dhulla Vishweshwar

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Apr 11, 2008, 9:02:11 AM4/11/08
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Pongamia pinnata (Karanj / Pongam oil) profusely flowering in Juhu Scheme (Mumbai, Maharashtra) too.
 
I saw one tree already fruiting in March.
 
-Tejal

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From: vinod kumar gupta <vkgupt...@yahoo.com>
Date: Apr 11, 2008 6:07 PM

Also caleed Karanj/papdi. Still to start flowering in a big way in Delhi(when they cover the ground or whaever is underneath like a carpet) Some ot the trees show few flowers

Vinod

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From: Kiran Srivastava <kir...@vsnl.net>
Sent: Friday, April 11, 2008 8:30:21 AM

Attached are photos of the Pongam flowers. In Sanjay Gandhi National Park(SGNP), Mumbai there is an area called Pongam Valley full of these small shady trees with small white & pink flowers scattered on the ground. Practically all the leaves have fungus marks (for me a recognizable feature of this species) but this doesn't affect the tree at all.

 Cheers,

Kiran Srivastava

Mahadeswara Swamy

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Apr 11, 2008, 10:32:03 AM4/11/08
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A mistake has occurred inadvertently. It is not  Lagerstroemia  njini .  Kindly replace it with  Lagerstoemia species.  Sorry for the mistake.
Dr. Mahadeswra swamy

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Sent: Thursday, 10 April, 2008 7:42:31 PM
Subject: [Indiantreepix] Re: Flowering data

In South India (including Chennai) 2- 3 species of Lagerstroemia njini are seen flowering. Mr. Rajani Kamath may send the photograph for confirmation. At this point of time Bangalore is a tree lovers paradise, as many species are in flowering/ start flowering.
Dr. Mahadeswara swamy

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From: J.M. Garg <jmg...@gmail.com>
To: indiantreepix <indian...@googlegroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, 10 April, 2008 5:56:35 PM
Subject: [Indiantreepix] Re: Flowering data

Is it the following tree?:
Lagerstroemia speciosa (Syn. L. flos-reginae & L. thorelli) Lythraceae Jarul, Giant Crape-myrtle, Queen's Crape-myrtle, Pride or Rose of India, Motabandara, Banabá Plan, tamhan I have records of its flowering on 13/4/06 in Kolkata. Just started flowering in Kolkata- 6/4/08- J.M.Garg. Flowering observed in Pune- April first fortnight- Satish ji. Trees of Delhi- flowers from late April to June: another flush in the rains. Beautiful Trees & Shrubs of Calcutta- flowers in early summer (April- May) with a 2nd flush in early monsoon (July-August).  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lagerstroemia_speciosa





 
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Apr 11, 2008, 11:07:07 AM4/11/08
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Southern India and Chennai (Tamil Nadu) in particular  have plenty of  pungam trees ( almost every street).  They are also in full bloom.   I have beautiful photographs but unable to send as I could not reduce the size (zip) due to software problem. 
Dr. Mahadeswra swamy

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Pongamia pinnata (Karanj / Pongam oil) profusely flowering in Juhu Scheme (Mumbai, Maharashtra) too.
 
I saw one tree already fruiting in March.
 
-Tejal

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: vinod kumar gupta <vkgupt...@yahoo.com>
Date: Apr 11, 2008 6:07 PM

Also caleed Karanj/papdi. Still to start flowering in a big way in Delhi(when they cover the ground or whaever is underneath like a carpet) Some ot the trees show few flowers

Vinod

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From: Kiran Srivastava <kir...@vsnl.net>
Sent: Friday, April 11, 2008 8:30:21 AM

Attached are photos of the Pongam flowers. In Sanjay Gandhi National Park(SGNP), Mumbai there is an area called Pongam Valley full of these small shady trees with small white & pink flowers scattered on the ground. Practically all the leaves have fungus marks (for me a recognizable feature of this species) but this doesn't affect the tree at all.

 Cheers,

Kiran Srivastava

From: J.M. Garg
Sent: 10 April 2008 10:50

 It's flowering also in Kolkata for about 15 days.

Here are some extracts from Wikipedia link on Pongamia pinnata (syn. P. glabra, Millettia pinnata, Derris indica) i.e. Karanj, Indian Beech Tree, Honge Tree, Pongam Tree, Panigrahi   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pongamia_pinnata

Pongamia pinnata (Indian Beech Tree, Honge Tree, Pongam Tree, Panigrahi) is a tree thought to have originated in India and is found throughout Asia..

It is a deciduous tree that grows to about 15-25 meters in height with a large canopy that spreads equally wide. The leaves are a soft, shiny burgundy in early summer and mature to a glossy, deep green as the season progresses. Small clusters of white, purple, and pink flowers blossom on their branches throughout the year, maturing into brown seed pods. The tree is well suited to intense heat and sunlight and its dense network of lateral roots and its thick, long taproot make it drought tolerant. The dense shade it provides slows the evaporation of surface water and its root structures promote nitrogen fixation, which moves nutrients from the air into the soil. Withstanding temperatures slightly below 0°C to 50°C and annual rainfall of 5-25 dm, the tree grows wild on sandy and rocky soils, including oolitic limestone, but will grow in most soil types, even with its roots in salt water.[1]

Known by many names (Indian Beech, Pongam, Honge, Ponge, and Karanj among other) it is a leguminous tree that's well-adapted to arid zones and has many traditional uses. It is often used for landscaping purposes as a windbreak or for shade due to the large canopy and showy fragrant flowers. The bark can be used to make twine or rope and it also yields a black gum that is used to treat wounds caused by poisonous fish. The flowers are used by gardeners as compost for plants requiring rich nutrients. Although all parts of the plant are toxic and will induce nausea and vomiting if eaten, the fruits and sprouts, along with the seeds, are used in many traditional remedies. Juices from the plant, as well as the oil, are antiseptic and resistant to pests. In addition the Pongam tree has the rare property of producing seeds of 25-35% lipid content. The seed oil is an important asset of this tree having been used as lamp oil, in soap making, and as.......




satish phadke

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Apr 14, 2008, 11:54:59 AM4/14/08
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Further flowering observations in April first fortnight Pune Maharashtra
Ideally Botanical names should be written in italics
Dalbergia melanoxylon(Patangi)
Capparis grandis(Pachundi)
Ziziphus(Bor)
Dolichandrone falcata(Medshingi)
Markhamiya
Pterygota alata(One more Jangali Badam)
Diospyros peregrina(Temburni)


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Thanks, Satish ji. I have added inf. in the Indiantreepix database.
 
Here is a link for Dolichandrone falcata (Medshingi):
http://www.gardentia.net/bignonia_005.htm
& for Ziziphus mauritiana (Berhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ziziphus_mauritiana
 

satish phadke

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Apr 16, 2008, 9:16:26 AM4/16/08
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April first fortnight flowering
Cassia fistula(Bahava)
April second fortnight flowering
Delonix regia(Gulmohor)
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