Noble Amherstia

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Alka Vaidya

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Aug 19, 2007, 12:13:38 AM8/19/07
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Hi,
 This beautiful tree is named after Lady Amherstia who brought it to India from Brahmadesh.
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Leena Taneja Rao

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Aug 19, 2007, 12:54:48 AM8/19/07
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Hi Alka,
 
Actually the tree was only named after Countess Amherst and her daughter, Lady Amherst - 'promoters of Indian Botany'  (Blatter and Millard) - and was brought to the Botanical Garden in Calcutta from it's native southern Burma (Myanmar) by Dr Wallich.
 
Regards,
Leena.

 

J.M. Garg

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Aug 20, 2007, 1:17:25 AM8/20/07
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Lovely shot, Alka ji.
Also called  Amherstia, Queen of Flowering Trees, Pride of Burma etc., here is some links for details:
Alka Vaidya


J.M.Garg
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