didn't see replies by Sibdas and Dinesh beofre I added my own. Both of
them have fair points.
I want to add two point in favour of Mitragyna-
1. Its not very advisable to stand under Neolamarkcia Cadamba; the
ripe fruits keep falling and soiling anything under it. It is doubtful
that anyone can play flute peacefully under it. Neolamarkcia stands in
front of my family house in Kanpur; I've first hand experience of it.
2. I remember some stray reference in Krishna's tale of gops playing
with Kadamba fruit. Its almost impossible to play with Neolamarkcia
Cadamba while Mitragyna is much smaller in comparison yet hard enough
to play with.
> My doubts are alive about the true Kadamba. Nevertheless I'll quote Pradeep
> Krishan from his book - "Tree of Delhi". He writes -
> "This is the true 'Kadamba' tree associated with Brindavan and Krishna's
> Gopis... Many tree books will tell you that the kadamba associated with Lord
> Krishna in Brindavan is *Neolamarckia cadamba.* This is a case of mistaken
> identity. Neolamarcika cadamba is native to moist forest in NE India and
> would not survive in the hot, dry Brindavan area. Kaim is not only native to
> the (remnant) Brindavan forest but is their dominant tree. Clinchingly,
> everyone in Brindavan calls Kaim 'Kadamba'. Time to revise some of those old
> * *
> from Tree of Delhi, page 148-149
> > .... *Neolamarkcia cadamba* is what I think is associated with Lord
> > Krishna.
> > Regards.
> > On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 2:07 PM, Abhay Tiwari <abhay...@gmail.com
> >> Friends,
> >> Here is a picture of Kaim flower. The Tree stands in the Chhota Kashmir,
> >> Aare Colony, Mumbai.
> >> Is this Kaim -Mitragyna Parvifolia- The Sri Krishna Kadamba, under which
> >> he used to play his intoxicating flute, as Pradeep Krishan writes in his
> >> book- Trees of Delhi? Or that is the other Kadmaba - Neolamarkcia cadamba ?