Nypa palm

Nypa palm

Scientific Name : Nypa fruticans Family : Arecaceae Common Name : Nypa palm, Nipa palm, mangrove palm Description: A medium size palm that grows in marshy edges of estuaries and creeks. The plants are bisexual and bear male and female flowers on a same tree. Inflorescence and fruits are borne at the base of plants. Native to India. Propagation : seeds, division Longevity...

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Hispid Ficus

Hispid Ficus

Scientific Name : Ficus hispida Family : Moraceae Common Name : Hispid Ficus Description: A small uncultivated tree which grows in abundance in many uncultivated spaces. This is the only species of fig which has opposite leaves. Propagation : Seeds Longevity...

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Lemon, Lime, Limbu, Nimbu, Orange, Sweet Orange, Santra, Mosambi

Lemon, Lime, Limbu, Nimbu, Orange, Sweet Orange, Santra, Mosambi

Scientific Name : Citrus species Family : Rutaceae Common Name : Limbu, Nimbu, Lemon, Lime, santra, Mosambi, Orange, Sweet Orange. Description: Large shrubs with fruits used for various purposes. Some are eaten as table fruits; some to make sherbets,squashes, juices & jams. Most can be grown in large pots also. Propagation : Grafting, budding, seeds Longevity...

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Umbar, Audumbar, Guler

Umbar, Audumbar, Guler

Scientific Name : Ficus racemosa Family : Moraceae Common Name : Umbar, Audumbar, Guler Description: Syn: F. glomerata.                        A large tree with fruits which are relished be the birds. The fig is actually a cluster of flowers, covered by globular skin. The flowers are pollinated by certain wasps, which enter the fig to lay the eggs. Seeds are dispersed by the birds’ droppings. This...

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Ravantad, Hoka Tree, Doum palm, Gingerbread tree

Ravantad, Hoka Tree, Doum palm, Gingerbread tree

Scientific Name : Hyphaene dichotoma Family : Arecaceae Common Name : Ravantad, Hoka Tree, Doum palm, Gingerbread tree Description: Syn: Hyphaene thebaica.          It is a tall & branched palm. Leaves are fan-shaped. It is a unisexual plant, that is male & female flowers are borne on separate plants. Kernel from unripe fruit & the pulp under the skin of the ripe fruit are edible. Native of Africa. Seeds...

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