Buta Buta - Blinding Tree - Excoecaria Agallocha Flowers

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Alok Bhave

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Aug 9, 2008, 11:19:34 AM8/9/08
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Hello ,

Taken on 3rd August at Airoli, Navimumbai.

This plant is found with the mangroves.
Also read that the tree bears either female or male flowers.
The attached one is a female flower.
Didn't knew this earlier. Would observe if male flowers are seen around next time.

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http://www.wildsingapore.com/chekjawa/text/m104.htm

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J.M. Garg

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Aug 9, 2008, 11:33:54 AM8/9/08
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Hi, Alok ji,
Perfect composition. We, moderators, expect similar kind of treatment in postings by other members as per posting guidelines.

Here are some other extracts from Wikipedia link on Excoecaria genus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Excoecaria
Excoecaria is a plant genus of the family Euphorbiaceae, comprising about 40 species. The genus is native to the Old World Tropics.

The milky sap of Excoecaria agallocha, also known as milky mangrove, blind-your-eye mangrove and river poison tree, is poisonous. Contact with skin can cause irritation and rapid blistering; contact with eyes will result in temporary blindness. It is distributed in Australia from northern New South Wales, along the northern coastline around to Western Australia. In 2007 was discovered on the Gujarat Coast of India.[1].

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