Some Beautiful Indian Trees

Some Beautiful Indian Trees

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Author: E Blatter
Walter Samuel Millard/
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year: 1997
Language: English
Pages: 165
ISBN/UPC (if available): 019562162X


This book deals with some of the most beautiful flowering trees which are to be seen in India.

This book deals with some of the most beautiful flowering trees which are to be seen in India. It aims to familiarize the reader not only with the names of these beautiful trees but also with their history, cultivation and uses. It will be useful to nature-lovers not only in India but in the tropics in general.

The book consists of revised and partly rewritten articles which originally appeared in the ‘Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society’, volume 33 (1929) to 39 (1936). It was first published in 1937, and this second edition is more than a reprint of that work. Many additions and corrections have been made to the notes on the meaning, history and derivation of the plant names, especially those relating to ‘Delonix, Kleinhovia’ and ‘Salmalia’. This edition is further enriched by descriptions of the botanical families, a key to the genera, a short glossary and a short bibliography. Changes in nomenclature have been made in accordance with the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature.


The Splendid Amherstia (Amherstia nobilis)
The Variegated Bauhinia (Bauhinia variegata)
The Purple Bauhinia (Bauhinia purpurea)
The Flame of the Forest (Butea monosperma)
The Climbing Palas (Butea superba)
The Indian Laburnum (Cassia fistula)
The Java Cassia (Cassia javanica)
The Red Cassia (Cassia roxburghii)
The Horse Cassia (Cassia grandos)
The Burmese Pink Cassia (Cassia renigera)
The Yellow Silk-Cotton Tree (Cochlospermum religiosum)
The Colville’s Glory (Colvillea racemosa)
The Scarlet Cordia or Aloe-Wood (Cordia sebestena)
The Sacret Barna (Crataeva nurvala)
The Gul Mohur of Flamboyant (Delonix regia, syn, Poinciana regia)
The White Gul Mohut (Delonix elata)
The Large Flowered Dillenia (Dillenia indica)
The Indian Coral Tree (Erythrina indica)
Other species of Erythrina
The Colored Sterculia (Firmiana Colorata)
The Brilliant Gardenia (Gardenia resinifera)
The Spotted Gliricidia (Gliricidia sepium)
The Lingnum Vitae Tree (Guaiacum Officinale)
The Mimosa-Leaved Jacaranda (Jacaranda mimosifolia)
The Kleinhovia (Kleinhovia hospita)
The Roxburgh’s Kydia (Kydia calycina)
The Queen of Flowers (Lagerstroemia speciosa)
The Crepe Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica)
The Indian Cork Tree (Millingtonia hortensis)
The Copper-Pod (Peltophorum roxburghii)
The Pagoda Tree (Plumeria rubra f. acutifolia)
The Frangipani (Plumeria rubra f. rubra)
The White Frangipani (Plumeria alba)
The Padauk (Pterocarpus indicus)
The Silk Cotton Tree (Salmalia malabarica, syn. Bombax malabaricum)
Other species of Salmalia
The Asoka Tree (Saraca indica)
The Large-Flowered Nightshade of Potato Tree (Salanum grandiflorum)
The Scarlet-Bell of Fountain Tree (Spathodea campanulata)
The Wavy-Leaved Tecomella (Tecomella undulata)
The Bhendi Tree (The Spesia Populnea)

Descriptions of Families Represented
Key to the Genera
Changes in Nomenclature
Glossary of some Botanical Terms
Some Sources of Further Information

General Index