Oroxylum indicum (Broken bones tree, Tree of Damocles or Midnight horror)

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J.M. Garg

Nov 28, 2009, 4:37:09 AM11/28/09
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On 31/10/09 at Herbal Garden, on the outskirts of Hyderabad, A.P.

I think it's cultivated for its medicinal/ herbal properties.

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Satish Phadke

Nov 28, 2009, 4:43:22 AM11/28/09
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Great that you could capture the flowers blooming on the plant itself as they generally bloom in night and fall down early morning.

2009/11/28 J.M. Garg <jmg...@gmail.com>


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Gurcharan Singh

Nov 28, 2009, 5:51:47 AM11/28/09
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Satish ji
I was to type the same sentence before I saw yours. I have been able to catch it flowers for last six months but no success, cause the plants are much away from my home.
    There is another confusion. The trees I have seen, the fruit is never longer than 25 cm, where as books record its fruit from 40 cm to more than a m long. Any clue about that?
     I will upload it separately to help solve the mystery.

Dr. Gurcharan Singh
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Dr. Pankaj Kumar

Nov 28, 2009, 1:02:53 PM11/28/09
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Due to some reasons it seems like the flower was not visited by bats
at night, otherwise it wouldnt have been so clean. And thats why it
has not fallen. You know population of bats have been drastically
depleting everywhere in India and this calls for a concern!!
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