Duabanga? at Namdapha

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Amol Patwardhan

Apr 12, 2009, 11:57:43 AM4/12/09
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Snapped at Namdapha NP. Is this Duabanga excelsa? I heard from local guide this name for this plant.

Amol Patwardhan



Apr 12, 2009, 12:08:46 PM4/12/09
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I think this is Duabanga sonneratiodes. Called in English Lampati,
Very common plant in the lower range of the Himalayas.
Is there any species called D. excelsa ?
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Kenneth Greby

Apr 12, 2009, 12:11:14 PM4/12/09
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Looks like Duabanga to me.

Ken Greby.

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J.M. Garg

Apr 12, 2009, 1:14:01 PM4/12/09
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Thanks, Sibdas ji & Ken ji.
No such species as Duabanga excelsa- see the link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duabanga

Some extracts from Wikipedia link (for pictures/ more details, pl. click on the link):


From its peculiar habit, Duabanga grandiflora (syn. D. sonneratioides) is a singular feature in its native forests. The trunk is erect, 40-80 feet high, undivided but sometimes forking from the base. The lower limbs spread drooping from the trunk; these are long, slender, sparingly branched, and the branches are four-angled, loosely covered with large spreading leaves. Since the leaves are arranged in two ranks, the slender branches resemble petioles, bearing pinnae of a compund leaf; the leaves are further often recurved, and are deep green above, and almost white beneath. The large blossoms expand in April, exhaling a rank odour reportedly resembling asafoetida when they first burst, but they become inodorous before the petals drop. The stamens are all bent inwards in bud. The fruit is a large as a small apple. The wood is white and soft.

More details from Indiantreepix Database:

Duabanga grandiflora (syn. D. sonneratioides, Lagerstroemia grandiflora) Lythraceae
DUABANGA, Lampati  Flowering on 16/3/08 at Jayanti, Duars, West Bengal; Duabanga grandiflora - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Duabanga - indiantreepix | Google Groups Duabanga grandiflora in South China Botanical Garden Herbarium @ efloras.org Tree with fruits/ buds clustered at branch end - indiantreepix | Google Groups

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satish phadke

Apr 12, 2009, 1:56:13 PM4/12/09
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Thanks Amol for sharing this beautiful plant.

2009/4/12 Amol Patwardhan <amolppa...@yahoo.com>


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