Didal Syzigium cumini still in flowering. Myristica swamps, one of the relic ecosystems of Western Ghats, are considered home for many rare a Uses careua Management Uses and Management Uses. Nomenclature and Classification Nomenclature and Classification. Fruit berry, globose 2 — 3 inch long with numerous seed.

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Small trees, to 12 m high Bark Rugged, Bark thick, brownish, rough, exfoliations small, more or less triangular Leaves Inflorescences terminal spikes, cm long Flowers sessile or subsessile, yellow or white in colour that become large green berries Fruits ovoid-globose, to cm long by c.

It is absent from perhumid rain forest. The tree grows throughout India in forests and grasslands. Throughout Odisha. The fruit is a capsule up to 6cm in diameter with a leathery skin and a fleshy pulp. The ripe fruits are highly aromatic and people like to eat them out of hand. Sometimes these are also cooked to make other preparations Medicinal use The juice of the bark, and the calices of the flowers, are astringent and mucilaginous. They are often used internally in India for treating coughs and colds, and are applied externally as an embrocation.

Nutritional and medicinal information The fruit is edible, but the seeds are reported as slightly poisonous. The fruit is a capsule up to 6cm in diameter with a leathery skin and a fleshy pulp The fibrous bark has been applied medicinally for relieving body swellings.

An astringent gum exudes from the fruit and stem. The pulped leaves are used as a poultice. The bark of the tree and the sepals of the flowers are well-known Indian remedies, and are valued on account of their astringent and mucilaginous properties, being administered internally in coughs and colds and applied externally as an embrocation. Requires a sunny position. In India the annual diameter increment can be up to 0. The tree is highly fire resistant and coppices well Propagation and Storage New plants of kumbhi are raised from seed which germinate within weeks.

This tree is highly fire resistant. It also coppices well. Other uses The fibrous bark contains a brown dye. The bark yields a good fiber that is used locally for coarse cordage. It is also suitable for making brown paper and is used as a slow match to ignite gunpowder. The bark is a source of tannins. A gum is obtained from the tree. Heartwood pale red to dark red-brown in older trees, sapwood wide, pale reddish-white; grain straight; texture medium and even.

Shrinkage of the wood is very high, so it should be seasoned slowly as it easily develops surface checks, end splits, and is very liable to warp and twist It is moderately hard and somewhat difficult to saw, but presents no difficulties when worked with hand and machine tools. It yields a smooth finish and a good polish. The wood is durable, especially under water.

The wood is used, mainly in India and Myanmar, for general construction house posts, planking , furniture and cabinet work, carts, mouldings, turnery, piling and agricultural implements.


Careya arborea

Ficus arnottiana getting new leaves. Careya arboreya in full bloom. Syzigium cumini still in flowering. Glochidion ellipticum lost fruits but still flowering. My picture taken on April 9, Great shot








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