Economic importance of Delonix regia

Family: Fabaceae Genus: Delonix Species: D. regia Common name: Gulmohar Origin: Madagascar Description: Moderate sized fast growing, deciduous tree and light feathery foliage.  Leaves bipinnate, at base of leaflet two stipules occur. Flowers appear in corymbs along and at the ends of branches. Pods are green and flaccid when young and turn dark-brown and woody….

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How to file an RTI?

If you are unsure of the process and think it is cumbersome, shed your inhibitions. Right to Information act (RTI) is very simple and very often may perhaps be the best remedy available. The Right to Information Act 2005 is an Act of the Parliament of India “to provide for setting out the practical regime of right to information…

Economic importance of Citrus grandis

Common name: Pummelo, Chakotra Family: Rutaceae Origin: Malaysia Description: Fruit is usually a pale green to yellow when ripe (but also pink or red), with sweet flesh and thick spongy rind. It is the largest citrus fruit. Economic Importance: The peel is sometimes used to make marmalade, or candied then dipped in chocolate. Also used…

Economic importance of Anogeissus pendula

Common name:  Chakwa Family: Combretaceae Origin: India Description: It is a small tree, Bark is smooth grey, sliver white often with shallow fissures when old. Leaves  elliptic, acute and narrow at the base, silky on both surface. Fruit small, one seeded with two wings, and a short beak at the apex. Economic Importance: The wood…

Economic importance of Alstonia scholaris

Common name:  Satwin, chattin Family: Apocynaceae Origin: India Description: It is a medium sized to a large evergreen tree with tall, straight often buttressed and fluted stem.  Whorled branches and dark – grey shining leaves also in whorls. Bark is blackish grey, rough with shallow cracks. Leaves 4-10 in a whorl, obovate & obtuse, gradually…

Economic importance of Agathis robusta

Common name: Australian dammar pine, kauri pine Family: Araucariaceae Origin: Australia Description: Monoecious tree, trunk clear for over half its length; crown dense. Bark is orange-brown, brown or grey-brown; smooth to slightly flaky. Bark exudates a clear or somewhat milky. Leaves spirally arranged on primary shoots, opposite to sub-opposite on lateral shoots; leaves entire on…

Economic importance of Aegle marmelos

Common name: Bel Family: Rutaceae Origin: India Description: The leaves are compound, trifoliate and with a peculiar fragrance. The leaflets are oval or lancet shaped. The lateral leaflets are without petiole and the terminal one has a long one. The flowers are greenish white and fragrant. The fruit is both edible and medicinal. It is…

Economic importance of Milletia pinnata

Family: Fabaceae Genus: Millettia Species: M. pinnata Origin: India Common name: Karanj   Description: Deciduous tree. The leaves are a soft, shiny burgundy in early summer and mature to a glossy, deep green as the season progresses. Small clusters of white, purple, and pink flowers blossom on their branches throughout the year, maturing into brown…