Diospyros sp?

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Rajendra Shinde

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Aug 28, 2011, 1:34:34 PM8/28/11
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Hello,

Can some one identify this tree? Taken in Karnataka. My first take is - Diospyros species.??

Thanks,

Shinde
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Giby Kuriakose

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Aug 28, 2011, 1:47:58 PM8/28/11
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Mesua ferrea of Calophyllaceae family. 

Would you please let us know the place of collection including approximate altitude and wild or cultivated? 


Regards,
Giby



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Tanay Bose

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Aug 28, 2011, 1:57:10 PM8/28/11
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Yes Mesua ferrea commonly know as the Iron wood
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Rajendra Shinde

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Aug 29, 2011, 3:26:41 AM8/29/11
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Thanks everyone for ID.

Shinde

H S

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Sep 3, 2011, 2:10:45 AM9/3/11
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yes its Mesua ferrea and also planted in Mumbai gardens for its medicinal value and beautiful structure..

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