Please Identify this tall, dark & handsome tree from Aarey Colony

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Vinayak Kulkarni

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May 18, 2011, 1:30:11 AM5/18/11
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Kindly identify this tree. 

Date/Time-        15/05/2011       03:00PM
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS-     Aarey Milk colony, Mumbai, Maharashtra. Altitude :Sea level
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-:  Wild
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb-  : Huge tree
Height/Length- 30Mtrs approx
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size-  as seen in picture
Inflorescence Type/ Size- not seen
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- not seen
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- not seen
Other Information like Fragrance, Pollinator, Uses etc.-
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rajdeo singh

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May 18, 2011, 3:15:58 AM5/18/11
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Hello,
Its Swietenia macrophylla King from family Meliaceae.

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Rajdeo Singh
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St. Xavier's College,
Mumbai

Mahadeswara

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May 18, 2011, 7:16:26 AM5/18/11
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Swietenia species.
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H S

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May 18, 2011, 1:45:03 PM5/18/11
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Wat difference you can make out from this foto between S. mahogany and S. macrophylla..

 - H.S.

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Gurcharan Singh

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May 18, 2011, 9:53:42 PM5/18/11
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A little that I know about this genus from a few specimens in Delhi, S. macrophylla has dark green glossy leaflets, usually 8-12 in number, lanceolate, long-acuminate, leaves are 15-35 cm long. In S. mahogany they are lighter green, 4-10 in number, ovate-lanceolate, leaves 10-20 cm long.

Looking at mostly 6-8 leaflets seen here, their shape and colour, I would like to go with S. mahogany.

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H S

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May 19, 2011, 10:09:46 AM5/19/11
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I will also go with S. mahogany


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J.M. Garg

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Aug 25, 2011, 7:47:22 AM8/25/11
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Forwarding again for Id confirmation or otherwise please.

Some earlier relevant feedback:

“Its Swietenia macrophylla King from family Meliaceae.


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Rajdeo Singh”

 

“A little that I know about this genus from a few specimens in Delhi, S. macrophylla has dark green glossy leaflets, usually 8-12 in number, lanceolate, long-acuminate, leaves are 15-35 cm long. In S. mahogany they are lighter green, 4-10 in number, ovate-lanceolate, leaves 10-20 cm long.

Looking at mostly 6-8 leaflets seen here, their shape and colour, I would like to go with S. mahogany.

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Dr. Gurcharan Singh”

 

“I will also go with S. mahogany” from Alfred ji.

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Satish N. Pardeshi

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May 21, 2014, 4:47:28 AM5/21/14
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Hello all
yes it is Its Swietenia macrophylla King the leaflets being larger than that of S. mohagany. both these trees can be observed near Univeristy of Mumbai Churchgate. S.  macrophylla is near Institute of Science opposite Eros circle, where as S. mohagany is just opposite to Session Court.

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 Satish Pardeshi


On Tue, May 20, 2014 at 1:36 PM, Sourav Mahmud <nature...@gmail.com> wrote:
Looks like a plant of Meliaceae



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Satish Pardeshi
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