Calophyllum inophyllum - as they receive their first dunking

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raghu ananth

Jun 17, 2008, 1:53:34 PM6/17/08
Come June and it’s time to welcome the monsoons which announces its arrival with a burst of rainfall, sometimes accompanied by thunder and lightning. Soon, everything turns green and what a sight the trees make looking lush and beautiful as they receive their first dunking.

This time,  while at the Someshwara beach, west coast, we got to witness and experience the beauty of the monsoons., we saw this lovely specimen of a tree that bore both flowers and fruits.

 request the same to be identification (Hope it narrows down to Calophyllum inophyllum, clusiacea,  )
habitat:    coastal region
place:      someshwar beach, Mangalore
date:        jun 8, 2008
Raghu / Sunita

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J.M. Garg

Jun 17, 2008, 11:08:31 PM6/17/08
to raghu ananth,
Hi, Raghu ji,
On going through, it's looks like what you have stated. I had photographs of the same tree clicked on 28/7/07 at Botanical Gardens, Kolkata with only a few flowers left. Here are more pictures of the tree at the link:

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Jun 18, 2008, 1:27:51 AM6/18/08
Greetings from oikos !

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Marine & coastal regions have great diversity of algae, fishes, crustaceans, avians, reptiles... Many are unknown creatures… like the BARNACLE... A barnacle is a type of arthropod belonging to subphylum Crustacea, and is hence distantly related to crabs and lobsters. Barnacles are encrusters, attaching themselves permanently to a hard substrate. They are exclusively marine, and tend to live in shallow and tidal waters. They are sessile suspension feeders. Around 1,220 barnacle species are currently known.  They just look like small outcrops of the rock. Due to their colony, rock appears very rough and  walking bare foot is pretty dangerous !   

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