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On 1/14/09, Thiruvengadam Ekambaram <ethiruv...@gmail.com> wrote:
> This tree I saw on Coorg mountains many places.
> Please ID
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Caryota urens is a species of flowering plant in the palm family from Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and India where they grow in fields and rain-forest clearings. The epithet urens is Latin for 'stinging' alluding to the chemicals in the fruit. They are commonly called solitary fishtail palm, toddy palm, wine palm or jaggery palm. According to Monier-Williams, it is called moha-karin ("delusion maker") in Sanskrit. This species is solitary-trunked to 12 meters in height and 30 cm wide. Widely-spaced leaf-scar rings cover the gray trunks which culminate in a 6 m wide, 6 m tall leaf crown. The bipinnate leaves are triangular in shape, bright to deep green, 3.5 m long, and held on 60 cm long petioles. The obdeltoid pinnae are 30 cm long with a pointed edge and a jagged edge (hence, jaggery palm). The 3 m long inflorescences emerge at each leaf node, from top to bottom, producing pendent clusters of white, unisexual flowers. The fruit matures to a round, 1 cm drupe, red in color with one seed. Like all Caryotas, the fruit contains oxalic acid, a skin and membrane irritant. As these plants are monocarpic, the completion of the flower and fruiting process results in the death of the tree.
This species is called kithul in Sri Lanka. It is the source of kithul treacle, a liquid jaggery.
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|hi, unlike plant with oxalic acid, i have used crystals of oxalic acid on my fathers instuction to remove the rust marks on white cloth. I put water on oxalic acid cystals and cloth and rubbed and the marks were removed. at the same time i did not have burning or itchy efects. |
I have seen spry of oxalic acid (i cannot say the strenght) used to clean granite platforms of kichen.
--- En date de : Mer 14.1.09, Yazdy Palia <yazdy...@gmail.com> a écrit :