Safflower, Kardai, Kardi, करडई, करडी

Safflower, Kardai, Kardi, करडई, करडी

Scientific Name : Carthamus tinctorius Family : Asteraceae Common Name : Safflower, Kardai, Kardi, करडई, करडी Description: An annual herb of which seeds are used for edible oil extraction. The apical leaves are more armed than the lower ones. It is a drought resistant plant. Petals of orange flower variety are often used to adulterate saffron. Propagation : Seeds Longevity...

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Flaxseed, Linseed, Alshi, Jawas. जवस, अळशी, अतसी

Flaxseed, Linseed, Alshi, Jawas. जवस, अळशी, अतसी

Scientific Name : Linum usitatissimum Family : Linaceae Common Name : Flaxseed, Linseed, Alshi, Jawas. जवस, अळशी, अतसी Description: An annual herb of which seeds are used as food and for extracting oil. Fibers from mature plants are used for making cloth. The seeds have medicinal uses also. Grown in cooler parts of India. Fruit is a capsule and matures by March. Propagation : Seeds Longevity...

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Kapok tree

Kapok tree

Scientific Name : Ceiba pentandra Family : Bombacaceae Common Name : Kapok tree Description: A fast growing tree which grows very large in size as years pass. It is a deciduous tree. Seeds are covered with very fine floss. It has evening blooming flowers which are mainly pollinated by bats. Propagation : Seeds Longevity...

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Arjun, Arjun sadada

Arjun, Arjun sadada

Scientific Name : Terminalia arjuna Family : Combretaceae Common Name : Arjun, Arjun sadada Description: Syn:T. cuneata. A very tall tree with smooth white trunk. Bark of this tree has medicinal properties. Unauthorized removal of the bark is quite rampant. Flowers though insignificant, are scented. Bonsai subject Propagation : Seeds Longevity...

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Scientific Name : Erythropalum scandens Family : Erythropalaceae Common Name : Vaathavallikodi,  Bell fruit Description: Uncultivated large woody climber with bell-shaped cute fruit. Found at Madikeri, Karnataka. It has certain medicinal properties.  Identified by Hareesh Vadakkoot Propagation : Seed, stem cuttings Longevity...

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Wild Jack, Aiyinipila, Aini-maram, Aani, Anhili, Anjili, Hebbalasu

Wild Jack, Aiyinipila, Aini-maram, Aani, Anhili, Anjili, Hebbalasu

Scientific Name : Artocarpus hirsutus Family : Moraceae Common Name : Wild Jack, Aiyinipila, Aini-maram, Aani, Anhili, Anjili, Hebbalasu Description: It is a tall, evergreen tree which grows more than 30 meters high.Unlike the common Jackfruit tree, which bears the fruit on its main trunk, the wild jack fruit grow quite high in several branches. The fruit is much smaller than the common Jackfruit. Its outer skin is covered...

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