Artocarpus lakoocha (Family: Moraceae) Hooghly, West Bengal

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surajit koley

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Feb 18, 2012, 10:02:54 AM2/18/12
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Sir,

The day before yesterday I received ID of this tree from 'Indian Flora' (facebook) group. After receiving the ID i come to know that it is called DEOPHAL (phal = fruit) in Bengali. I found this on roadside and it is not that common as Acacia, Delonix, Copper pods, Albizia etc are.


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Surajit Koley
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Balkar Singh

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Feb 18, 2012, 10:41:36 AM2/18/12
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Yes Artocarpus lakoocha. Nice shots indeed 
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surajit koley

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Feb 18, 2012, 11:41:30 AM2/18/12
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Sir,

Thank you for confirming. I think this tree is struggling with other much bigger trees to get its share of sunshine. It is not that healthy looking one.

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Surajit koley

Vijayadas D

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Feb 19, 2012, 12:30:57 AM2/19/12
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no, but for water


On Sat, Feb 18, 2012 at 7:41 PM, surajit koley <surajitno...@gmail.com> wrote:
Sir,

Thank you for confirming. I think this tree is struggling with other much bigger trees to get its share of sunshine. It is not that healthy looking one.

Regards,

Surajit koley


On Sat, Feb 18, 2012 at 9:11 PM, Balkar Singh <balka...@gmail.com> wrote:
Yes Artocarpus lakoocha. Nice shots indeed 

On Sat, Feb 18, 2012 at 8:32 PM, surajit koley <surajitno...@gmail.com> wrote:
Sir,

The day before yesterday I received ID of this tree from 'Indian Flora' (facebook) group. After receiving the ID i come to know that it is called DEOPHAL (phal = fruit) in Bengali. I found this on roadside and it is not that common as Acacia, Delonix, Copper pods, Albizia etc are.


Regards,

Surajit Koley



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Head, Deptt. of Botany and Biotechnology
Arya P G College, Panipat
Haryana-132103
09416262964




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surajit koley

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Feb 19, 2012, 1:58:05 AM2/19/12
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Yes, Madam, it must be the water which is wanting to this tree. For it is hard pressed side  by side with several other trees, yet facing open east side.

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Surajit Koley

Ushadi

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Jan 22, 2013, 9:11:40 PM1/22/13
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How come NO SEEDS INSIDE THE FRUIT?

usha di

surajit koley

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Jan 22, 2013, 9:19:01 PM1/22/13
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Usha Di,

I ate this fruit (MADAR) in my childhood and as far as i remember i did not notice any seed at that time too. Thank you for your question, it raises my curiosity, i will check.

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surajit

Ushadi Micromini

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Jan 22, 2013, 10:21:24 PM1/22/13
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I do not know MADAR/ Maadaar  (seems its used for many disparate ids/ things)  but I do know DEOPHAL ...

DEOPHAL HAS SEEDS

after the holidays, i'll go thru my ocean of DSC  numbers!!!!
I'll try to find these  and post...

usha di
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surajit koley

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Jan 22, 2013, 11:23:13 PM1/22/13
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Usha Di,

Flora Indica and Flora of British India also refer to its oblong seeds, a pic at - http://www.sunshine-seeds.de/product_info.php?products_id=44715&language=en.

My memory fails, maybe i had had unripe fruits, but MADAR looks like the 3rd and 4th pics in the above link. Certainly i will try to find more, usually i do not forget important issues.

Thank you,

Regards,

surajit

surajit koley

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Apr 19, 2013, 2:13:58 PM4/19/13
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Usha Di,

These fruits are from the same tree as in my earlier records. This is MAADAAR or MADAR (sometimes 'R' is replaced by "L") in local vernacular. I think it is also the same DEOPHAL of literatures. One interesting thing that i have found out about this tree is that each year the fruits in the first phase do not grow more than an inch or two and do not bear seeds. Later the tree again produces fruits and 10 to 15% of those fruits grow big enough to contain edible pulp, and also seeds.

Please also visit https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups=#!topic/indiantreepix/qxuIjz0xNoE for the correct name of this taxon.

Thank you,

Regards,
surajit
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surajit koley

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Apr 25, 2013, 1:50:05 PM4/25/13
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These are the fruits of the same species, another individual at another place. Also a jungle myna!

Regards,
surajit
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surajit koley

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Jun 13, 2015, 12:32:34 PM6/13/15
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These fruits are known as MAADAAR (as in mother) in rural Hooghly, village urchins liked it before 2000, for the state of rural economy was not as sound as today, some of them still eat this.

MAADAAR is not recorded in BP or FI or in Hortus; instead FI states "DHEA-PHUL-BURHUL", Hortus informs ডেঁফল

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surajit koley
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On Sat, Feb 18, 2012 at 8:32 PM, surajit koley <surajitno...@gmail.com> wrote:
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Tapas Chakrabarty

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Jun 13, 2015, 12:50:49 PM6/13/15
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Thanks for showing.


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surajit koley

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Jun 13, 2015, 1:14:31 PM6/13/15
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Thank you Sir

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surajit koley

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