butea superba and monosperma flowers

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kaysat tiwari

Apr 8, 2008, 4:02:55 AM4/8/08
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Dear All,
They are flowering since last two weeks. Here are two flowers to compare their size difference. Other picture is Mahua flowers
Satyendra K.Tiwari.
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J.M. Garg

Apr 8, 2008, 4:35:37 AM4/8/08
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Hi, Satyendra ji,
Is left one of Butes superba
But how to differentiate between two Butea species? How common is Bute superba in India?
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Pankaj Oudhia

Apr 8, 2008, 4:45:44 AM4/8/08
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Garg ji,

   Please visit this link for difference in these two species.


Pankaj Oudhia

J.M. Garg

Apr 9, 2008, 2:11:21 AM4/9/08
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Forwarding pl.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: kaysat tiwari <kays...@gmail.com>
Date: Apr 8, 2008 3:08 PM
Subject: Re: [Indiantreepix] butea superba and monosperma flowers
To: "J.M. Garg" <jmg...@gmail.com>

Dear Garg ji,
Butea monosperma is a tree while Butea superba is a creeper. In Bandhavgarh Superba (creeper) is more common than monosperma. Small flower is of Butea monosperma.
Sorry for not mentioning the detail clearly.

On Tue, Apr 8, 2008 at 2:05 PM, J.M. Garg <jmg...@gmail.com> wrote:
With regards,
"We often ignore the beauty around us"
For learning about our trees & plants, please visit/ join Google e-group (Indiantreepix) http://groups.google.co.in/group/indiantreepix?hl=en

Pankaj Oudhia

Apr 9, 2008, 6:12:04 AM4/9/08
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Here is link to flowering Mahua taken on March 16, 2007 in Niyamgiri Hills, Orissa.



Pankaj Oudhia

J.M. Garg

Apr 9, 2008, 8:42:26 AM4/9/08
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Thanks, Pankaj ji,
Here are some details as per Wikipedia link:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bassia_latifolia

Madhuca longfolia, commonly known as mahwa or mahua, is an Indian tropical tree found largely in the north Indian plains and forests. It is a fast growing tree that grows approximately 20 meters in height, possesses evergreen or semi-evergreen foliage, and belongs to the family Sapotaceae. It is adapted to arid environoments, being a prominent tree in tropical deciduous forests in central India.

It is cultivated in warm regions for its oleaginous seeds, its flowers and its wood, producing between 20 and 200 kg of seeds annually per tree, depending on maturity. This oil (solid at ambient temperature) is used for the care of the skin, to manufacture soap or detergents, and as a vegetable butter. It can also be used as a fuel oil. The seed cakes obtained after extraction of oil constitute very good fertilizers. The flowers are used to produce an alcoholic drink in tropical India. Several parts of the tree are used for their medicinal properties. It is considered holy by many tribal communitites because of its usefulness. The bark is used for medicinal purposes.

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