Economic importance of Tectona grandis

Family: Lamiaceae Genus: Tectona Species: T. grandis Common name: Teak Origin: India Description: Tectona grandis is a large, deciduous tree. The very large leaves are shiny above, hairy below. Flowers small, mauve to white and arranged in large, flowering heads. Fruit is a drupe and30

Carbon Disclosure Project 2012 – the deadline is May 31st 2012

Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP- 2012), under its Investor CDP disclosure program requested climate change information from India’s 200 largest companies by market capitalization, as listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange. Companies can disclose their carbon footprint and other climate change related information online on CDP30

Economic importance of Semecarpus anacardium

Kingdom: Plantae Order: Sapindales Family: Anacardiaceae Genus: Semecarpus Species: S. anacardium Common name: Bhilawa Origin: India Description: Semecarpus anacardium is a deciduous tree. Its leaves are 7-24 inches long and 2-12 inches wide mostly rounded a t the tip. It has rounded, heart-shaped or narrowed30

Polyalthia longifolia

Economic importance of Polyalthia longifolia

Family: Annonaceae Genus: Polyalthia Species: P. longifolia Common name: Devdaru Origin: India   Description: Tall, evergreen tree with a conical crown.  Short but numerous branches and long, tapering, narrow and drooping leaves with wavy margins. Leaves narrowly lanceolate, quite glabrous, faintly gland dotted with wavy30

Economic importance of Adenanthera microsperma

Kingdom: Plantae Phylum: Magnoliophyta Class: Magnolipsida Order: Fabales Family: Fabaceae Genus: Adenanthera Species: Adenanthera microsperma Origin: Indonesia (Java) Description: A medium- to large-size deciduous tree. The tree is generally erect, having dark brown to greyish bark, and a spreading crown.  Multiple stems are common, as are slightly buttressed trunks in older trees.  The30

Economic Importance of Castanospermum australe

Family: Fabaceae Genus: Castanospermum Species: C. australe Common name: Black bean, moreton-bay chestnut  Origin: Australia Description: It is a large evergreen tree growing to 40 m tall, though commonly much smaller. The leaves are pinnate, with 11-15 leaflets. The flowers are bicoloured red and yellow,30

Economic importance of Pandanus furcatus

Family:  Pandanaceae Genus: Pandanus Species: P. furcatus Common name: Ran-keura Origin: India Description: Plants vary in size from small shrubs , up to medium-sized trees. The leaves are strap-shaped. They are dioecious, with male and female flowers produced on different plants.  The female tree produces30

Economic importance of Mangifera indica

Family: Anacardiaceae Genus: Mangifera Species: M. indica Common name: Mango, Aam Origin: India Description: Large evergreen tree with a dense dome-shaped crown.  Leaves  bluntly acuminate, dark glossy green, pinkish when young, and base acute.  Panicles  conical, flowers small, greenish yellow, scented, male and bisexual on30

Economic importance of Ginkgo biloba

Family:  Ginkgoaceae Genus: Ginkgo Species: G. biloba Common name: Maidenhair tree, bal kunwari Origin: Japan Description: The tree has an angular crown. The leaves are unique among seed plants, being fan-shaped with veins radiating out into the leaf blade, sometimes bifurcating. The old popular name30