Lahura tree- Kolkata

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Shantanu Bhattacharya

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24 Aug 2010, 12:39:05 pm24/08/10
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Hi
sharing the pic of a Lahura tree (Tecoma undulata) in full bloom.
The bird perched on its branch is a Greater Coucal.
 
It is a small tree with drooping branches, and grey-green leaves. The tree is very attractive when in full bloom from March to April. The flowers are large tubular bright yellow occuring in bunches of 5 to 10.
It grows in the wild in the desert areas of Rajasthan, Haryana, and Punjab. But it is extensively planted as an avenue tree, as this one planted in Kolkata near my house.
 
regards
Shantanu Bhattacharya
Dept. of Biology.
Vivekananda Mission School.(ICSE)
Kolkata.
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mani nair

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24 Aug 2010, 1:32:31 pm24/08/10
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Shantanu ji, nice photo of the Lahura tree and the bird.  The bird is Crow pheasant - Centropus sinensis .  In Malayalam we call in Chemboth and it is a found on the coconut and banana plantations.

Thanks for sharing.

Regards,
Mani.

Shantanu

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24 Aug 2010, 2:54:09 pm24/08/10
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Yes Mani ji.......but Greater Coucal is the alternative name of Crow
Pheasant.
Birdwatchers prefer to call this bird by the first name.

thanks...
Shantanu : )

On Aug 24, 10:32 pm, mani nair <mani.na...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Shantanu ji, nice photo of the Lahura tree and the bird.  The bird is Crow
> pheasant* - Centropus sinensis* .  In Malayalam we call in Chemboth and it
> is a found on the coconut and banana plantations.
>
> Thanks for sharing.
>
> Regards,
> Mani.
>
> On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 10:09 PM, Shantanu Bhattacharya
> <shnt...@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>
>
> > Hi
> > sharing the pic of a Lahura tree (Tecoma undulata) in full bloom.
> > The bird perched on its branch is a Greater Coucal.
>
> > It is a small tree with drooping branches, and grey-green leaves. The tree
> > is very attractive when in full bloom from March to April. The flowers are
> > large tubular bright yellow occuring in bunches of 5 to 10.
> > It grows in the wild in the desert areas of Rajasthan, Haryana, and Punjab.
> > But it is extensively planted as an avenue tree, as this one planted in
> > Kolkata near my house.
>
> > regards
> > Shantanu Bhattacharya
> > Dept. of Biology.
> > Vivekananda Mission School.(ICSE)
> > Kolkata.- Hide quoted text -
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Padmini Raghavan

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25 Aug 2010, 3:43:46 pm25/08/10
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Is this the same tree that was called Tecoma argentea?
Rgds,
Padmini Raghavan.

Shantanu Bhattacharya

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25 Aug 2010, 4:17:24 pm25/08/10
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Hi Padmini ji....
I have no idea about scientific synonyms of plants...
Tecoma undulata and T. argentea may be synonymous.
I m basically an avid birdwatcher. I have just started taking interest in plants especially wild ones.
Hope botanists and experts in this group can clear the doubt.
 
regards
Shantanu :)

 

tanay bose

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25 Aug 2010, 5:40:58 pm25/08/10
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Dear Padmini Ji & Shantanu Da,
 
  1. Tecoma argentea is not a synonym of Tecoma undulata.
  2. According to GRIN T. argentea is synonym of Tecomella undulata.
  3. Tecoma argentea is synonym of Tabebuia aurea (GRIN).
Regards
Tanay
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promila chaturvedi

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22 Oct 2011, 8:28:22 am22/10/11
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In Haryana Villagers call it tidda midda. The bird ofcourse is Crow Pheasant and is also known Kauchal.
Promila

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