Monday, June 27, 2011

Kanak Champa

The Kanak Champa Pterospermum acerifolium is a big tree with fragrant flowers. The tree is also known as the 'Dinner Plate tree' , because of its big round leaves, which are woven into dinner plates in some parts of India. The flowers fall after a day. They look like peeled bananas.
The timber of this tree is used to make planks. The bark is used in traditional medicine. The tree grows to an immense size, resembling the teak tree. It is found in the deciduous forests of the Western Ghats and Central India.

12 comments:

  1. Drzewo obsypane takimi śmiesznymi i ładnymi kwiatkami musi wyglądać uroczo Pozdrawiam

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  2. The scent is really good, ya?

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  3. Interesting post. They do look like peeled bananas.

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  4. A useful, wonderful tree the tropical climate produces. The fallen flowers look pretty.

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  5. Was not aware of this. I have two Son Champa planted on my farm. Enjoyed reading your blogs.

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  6. Glad to know its name!!;) I've seen this tree (not abundant here) and knew it was from the champa family but didn't know its name. Wow, the blooms do look like peeled bananas.

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  7. I am enlightened by your splendid works.
    Thank you for the beauty...

    Have a good weekend.

    Greetings.
    ruma

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  8. Great post, so very interesting, thank you.

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  9. Peeled banana? ha ha... but it was a pretty flower before that ;-)

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  11. think i've seen this one in lalbagh.

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