Palm tree for ID : 151210-AK-2

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Aarti S. Khale

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Dec 15, 2010, 3:20:07 AM12/15/10
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At the same Peradeniya Gardens in Kandy, Sri Lanka.

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J.M. Garg

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Jan 4, 2011, 7:40:29 AM1/4/11
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Forwarding again for Id assistance please.

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Pudji Widodo

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Jan 5, 2011, 5:08:21 AM1/5/11
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It looks like Borassus flabellifer L.
Pudji Widodo
Fakultas Biologi Universitas Jenderal Soedirman
PURWOKERTO INDONESIA

Vijayasankar

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Jan 6, 2011, 12:40:46 AM1/6/11
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Thanks Aarti ji for sharing these pictures. I think i got the id, finally.

It is nothing but the very famous 'double coconut' palm, Lodoicea maldivica

There is a single female tree in India, growing in the Indian Botanical Gardens in Kolkata. And the nearest male tree is in Sri Lanka (Peradenia garden). The scientists in IBG said they have to get pollen from Sri Lanka when flowers in both the trees are active.
And the pollen have to be dusted over the stigma before it looses its receptivity. And the viability period of pollen needs to be considered, too. The experts here are trying their best to get the tree pollinated and get set fruits. This is the story in 2009 and i don't know the present situation.

I wish the scientists all success in their noble endeavors.

Regards
 
 
Vijayasankar Raman, Ph.D.
Post Doctoral Research Associate
National Center for Natural Products Research
Thad Cochran Research Center
University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS 38677
Phone: +1 662 915 1018

Pankaj Kumar

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Jan 6, 2011, 1:44:31 AM1/6/11
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I told that already, there is one male and another female plant of
double coconut, Lodoicea maldivica. Seems like I missed.
Regards
Pankaj

On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 11:10 AM, Vijayasankar <vijay.b...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks Aarti ji for sharing these pictures. I think i got the id, finally.
>
> It is nothing but the very famous 'double coconut' palm, >

> There is a single female tree in India, growing in the Indian Botanical
> Gardens in Kolkata. And the nearest male tree is in Sri Lanka (Peradenia
> garden). The scientists in IBG said they have to get pollen from Sri Lanka
> when flowers in both the trees are active.
> And the pollen have to be dusted over the stigma before it looses its
> receptivity. And the viability period of pollen needs to be considered, too.
> The experts here are trying their best to get the tree pollinated and get
> set fruits. This is the story in 2009 and i don't know the present
> situation.
>
> I wish the scientists all success in their noble endeavors.
>
> Regards
>
>
> Vijayasankar Raman, Ph.D.
> Post Doctoral Research Associate
> National Center for Natural Products Research
> Thad Cochran Research Center
> University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS 38677
> Phone: +1 662 915 1018
>
>
> On Wed, Dec 15, 2010 at 2:20 AM, Aarti S. Khale <aarti...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>>
>> At the same Peradeniya Gardens in Kandy, Sri Lanka.
>>
>> Aarti
>
>

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D.S Rawat

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Apr 8, 2016, 5:01:18 AM4/8/16
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Vijayaskankar Ji
Long efforts have fruited now.
Here is the success story published in Current Science:

 http://www.currentscience.ac.in/Volumes/110/06/0976.pdf

Regards.
DSRawat Pantnagar

Vijayasankar Raman

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Apr 9, 2016, 1:21:53 AM4/9/16
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Wow! Wonderful!!
Thanks Rawat ji for this information and link to the article! It's really a great news...first fruits of the species in India!
I am so glad that Dr. Hameed and his team have finally succeeded after long efforts...



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Aarti S. Khale

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Apr 9, 2016, 11:08:53 AM4/9/16
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Rawat Ji,
Great reading.
When I saw these Palm trees in Peradeniya with fruits, I didn't know how special and rare they were. 
Regards,
Aarti

Satish Phadke

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May 14, 2016, 6:34:01 AM5/14/16
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Very interesting story. Thanks for sharing.

Dr Satish Phadke

Ushadi Micromini

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May 15, 2016, 12:58:08 PM5/15/16
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i have  seen the tree
nothing spectacular when not fruiting


so now one/i 😉 needs to keep an eye open  when in the garden

Thanks Dr Rawat for reminding and Vijaya for the initial story of its rarity.
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