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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Careya arborea bloom

Careya arborea is a deciduous tree belonging to the family Lecythidaceae and  grows up to 15m-45ft high. it is common species in dry deciduous and moist deciduous forests of India. Its leaves turn red in the cold season. Flowers are yellow or white in colour that become large green berries. fruits are often eaten by bats and some birds. this picture has been taken from NSTR, A.P. this species is locally known as pezhu in malayalam, Kumbhi in hindi and slow match tree in english. 

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