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Muthu Karthick

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May 2, 2011, 7:24:14 AM5/2/11
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Dear all,
Please validate this tree.
Date: 15 Apr 2011; 05:00PM
Location: near ESHA foundation, Coimbatore dist.,  TN
Habitat: planted in garden

4 - 5 M height tree with 10x8cm leaves bearing fruits of c.6cm across. I had not observed flowers here. Is this a Euphorbiaceae member?

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Gurcharan Singh

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May 2, 2011, 8:07:58 AM5/2/11
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Leaves look like Ficus arnottiana but I wonder whether the tree produces such large fruits, although they are long peduncled.


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shrikant ingalhalikar

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May 2, 2011, 8:27:04 AM5/2/11
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This can be Aleurites fordii or moluccana, need to see closeup of
leaves and also a picture of flowers when possible. Regards, Shrikant
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Gurcharan Singh

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May 2, 2011, 9:23:53 AM5/2/11
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Yes Shrikant ji
I hope you are right. The fruits do lokk like Aleurites. We have one tree of A. moluccana in DU  campus that mostly produces lobed leaves, but a few un-lobed ones do look like this, though narrower and gradually tapered.




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Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
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J.M. Garg

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Aug 15, 2011, 2:25:26 AM8/15/11
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Some earlier relevant feedback:

“This can be Aleurites fordii or moluccana, need to see closeup of
leaves and also a picture of flowers when possible. Regards, Shrikant”
                  

 

“Yes Shrikant ji
I hope you are right. The fruits do look like Aleurites. We have one tree of A. moluccana in DU  campus that mostly produces lobed leaves, but a few un-lobed ones do look like this, though narrower and gradually tapered.

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J.M. Garg

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Aug 16, 2011, 3:29:37 AM8/16/11
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A reply:
"Reg. the id of  Aleurites fordii or moluccana is correct. I have a well grown plant in our collection and also the picture of flowers as well as fruit. May take some time to locate the pict?. 
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Thanks, Rathinasabapathy ji.

Muthu Karthick

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Aug 16, 2011, 3:36:49 AM8/16/11
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Thank you everyone for the lead.

J.M. Garg

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Aug 16, 2011, 3:59:12 AM8/16/11
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A reply:
"Pl. go through my blog nbranaikatti.blogspot.com which may be useful.
If you find any sp. id is wrong pl. inform so that I can rectify the same.
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J.M. Garg

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Aug 18, 2011, 2:01:09 AM8/18/11
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Forwarding pl.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Rathinasabapathy Bhuvaragasamy <brsp...@gmail.com>
Date: 18 August 2011 10:56
Subject: Re: [efloraofindia:68639] Garden tree for ID 020511MK1
To: "J.M. Garg" <jmg...@gmail.com>


Sir,
 
Pl. find the attached file contain the details about Aleurites fordii. Hope this will be useful.
 
 
Thanks and regards.
 
B. Rathinasabapathy
Aleurite sp. details.doc

Giby Kuriakose

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Aug 18, 2011, 3:37:30 AM8/18/11
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Most probably this is Aleurites fordii of Euphorbiaceae family. Leaves of A. moluccana are mostly lobed. 
The attached file, an MSc dissertation, would be helpful. 


Regards
Giby




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Paraguayan Tung (Aleurites fordii Hemsl.) An Important Small Farme.pdf

Muthu Karthick

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Aug 22, 2011, 1:49:26 AM8/22/11
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Thank you Rathinasabapathyji and Gibyji for supportive literature and illustration.

Is A.moluccana a different species? Missouri Botanical Garden says A. moluccana is a illegitimate name.
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