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Shrikant Ingalhalikar

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Mar 24, 2010, 5:04:05 AM3/24/10
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A small cultivated tree 5 m tall seen at NCL Pune. Leaves 20-30 cm, pinnate, leaflets 3-4 pairs, elliptic, acuminate, 10-20 cm; petioles 6-8 mm, nerves 8-10 pairs. Flowers (dried presently) small in terminal pubescent panicles 15-25 cm long. Fruits 3-5 cm deeply 3 lobed.

Shrikant Ingalhalikar
12 Varshanand Society
Anandnagar Sinhagad Road
Pune 411 051. www.idsahyadri.com
Tel 91 20 2435 0765.
Fax 91 20 2438 9190.
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Vasant Barve

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Mar 24, 2010, 9:22:41 AM3/24/10
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This possibly Ritha traditional soap/shampoo

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# 5 Dhanalaxmi Apartments,
Shivagiri Colony, Gangapur Road,
Nashik 422 005 (India)
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Dr. Hari Venkatesh K Rajaraman

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Mar 24, 2010, 9:53:31 AM3/24/10
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Dear Sir,
Its Sapindus laurifolius..Sapindaceae..Soap nut tree..
In Ayurveda its called Arishtaka (Sanskrit)
Reeta (Hindi)

On Mar 24, 5:22 am, Vasant Barve <vasantba...@gmail.com> wrote:
> This possibly Ritha traditional soap/shampoo
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> Barve
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> On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 2:34 PM, Shrikant Ingalhalikar <le...@rediffmail.com
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> > A small cultivated tree 5 m tall seen at NCL Pune. Leaves 20-30 cm,
> > pinnate, leaflets 3-4 pairs, elliptic, acuminate, 10-20 cm; petioles 6-8 mm,
> > nerves 8-10 pairs. Flowers (dried presently) small in terminal pubescent
> > panicles 15-25 cm long. Fruits 3-5 cm deeply 3 lobed.
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> > Shrikant Ingalhalikar
> > 12 Varshanand Society
> > Anandnagar Sinhagad Road
> > Pune 411 051.www.idsahyadri.com
> > Tel 91 20 2435 0765.
> > Fax 91 20 2438 9190.
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tanay bose

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Mar 24, 2010, 11:50:49 AM3/24/10
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Dear Shrikant Ji,
I support everyones ID this plant is indeed Sapindus laurifolius or commonly called Reetha in hindi from the Family Sapindaceae. It has a high concentration of Saponins in them hence gives soap like foam in water.
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