In Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, the Lagerstroemia trees are called bondara (Marathi: बोंडारा) while similar trees at Karnala are known as nana (Marathi: नाना)
At Tungar hills, the local guide has not heard of of the name nana at all; while at Karnala, the local seemed to have heard of bondara ... he said the basic difference is in the leaves (leaflets), he was referring to size, but was not sure enough to elaborate.
The way I see it:
1.Lagerstroemia flos-regina / L.regina / L.speciosa called the 'Queen's Flower' is locally called Taman / Jarul / [Motha Bhondara].
2.Lagerstroemia parviflora is locally called Bhondara / Seena.
3.Lagerstroemia lanceolata / L.microcarpa called 'Stripping Lady' is locally called Nana.
Have all these trees at my farm at Shahapur. Have previously posted photographs of these on this site or on wildflowersofindia in my discussions with Pat and Bindu. Could possibly send them again S.O.S.
--- On Mon, 6/1/09, Dinesh Valke <dinesh...@gmail.com> wrote:
कुंबया (p. 172) [ kumbayā ] m A tree, Lagerstroemia lanceolata. Grah.
बोंडग or गी (p. 593) [ bōṇḍaga or gī ] f बोंडगा m A tree, Lagerstroëmia lanceolata. Grah.
नाना (p. 454) [ nānā ] m A tree, Lagerstroemia parviflora. Grah.
following details found at... http://www.maharashtra.gov.in/english/gazetteer/JALGAON/phy_forests.html (link given by you)
Bondara— Lagersiroemia parviflora is a middle.sized tree with ash coloured bark like teak but not so smooth. Inner bark is light red. The wood is grey, elastic, hard, compact and highly valued for poles for house construction and agricultural implements. It gives good fuel and charcoal. The bark is occasionally used for tanning leather.
Thanks for the clarification Dinesji & Dr. Neilji.Now I found following details...Lagerstroemia lanceolata Wall. ex Wt. and Arn. - 'Naaram' 'नारम', 'Bondara' 'बोंडारा'Lagerstroemia parviflora Roxb. - 'Lendi Nano' 'लेंडी नानो'Lagerstroemia speciosa (L.) Pers (=L. flos-reginae Retz; L. reginae Roxb.) - 'Taman' 'तामन'on page no. 357 of 'Maharashtra State Gazatteers, Maharashtratil Vanaspatishastra aani Vansampada' 'महाराष्ट्र राज्य गॅझेटिअर, महाराष्ट्रातील वनस्पतीशास्त्र आणि वनसंपदा'It seem lot of work to do to Standerdise Local names and Scientific names.As Dineshji said, question remains... How does a layman differentiate between the two species (. microcarpa and . parviflora).Regards,~Swagat9223217568
2009/6/2 Dinesh Valke <dinesh...@gmail.com>
... names of Lagerstroemias at the The Gazetteers Departments of Satara and Jalgaon are exactly as Neil ji has put.And I would at present, go by mass-understanding rather than the dictionary. Many thanks Neil ji.Waiting for comments regarding: How does a layman differentiate between the two species (. microcarpa and . parviflora).Regards.
Sending you a few photographs.
--- On Wed, 6/3/09, Dinesh Valke <dinesh...@gmail.com> wrote: