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ak-roh-KAR-pus — having seed at the tip
fraks-in-ee-FOH-lee-us — leaves like Ash tree
 

commonly known as: acrocarpo, Australian ash, Indian ash, Kenya coffeeshade, mundani, pink cedar, red cedar, shingle tree • Bengali: mundani • Hindi: मंडानिया mandania, मंधानी mandhani, मुंडानी OR मुंदानी mundani • Kannada: belangi, hantige • Manipuri: mun, mundani • Marathi: टोकफळ tokphal • Tamil: மலைக்கொன்றை malai-k-konrai 

Native to: South Asia
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Tree for ID:060311BM1: Date/Time-     06-03-2011/05:30 PM
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS-           Ludhiana, Punjab
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-    Garden
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Tree
Height/Length-  about 50 feet

Acrocarpus fraxinifolius
Caesalpinaceae
marathi name टोकफल ,टोकफळ



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efloraindia: Fabaceae-C​​aesalpini​o​ideae: Acrocarpus fraxinifolius from NBNP Garden, Anaikatti, Coimbatore:

Sharing the images of Acrocarpus fraxinifolius from NBNP Garden, Anaikatti, Coimbatore.
Location: NBNP Garden
Habitat: Garden
Habit: Tree


ak-roh-KAR-pus — having seed at the tip
fraks-in-ee-FOH-lee-us — leaves like Ash tree
Jan 13, 2008 … at car park of Tableland, Panchagani, Maharashtra
commonly known as: acrocarpo, Australian ash, Indian ash, Kenya coffeeshade, mundani, pink cedar, red cedar, shingle tree • Bengali: mundani • Hindi: मंडानिया mandania, मंधानी mandhani, मुंडानी OR मुंदानी mundani • Kannada: belangi, hantige • Manipuri: mun, mundani • Marathi: टोकफळ tokphal • Tamil: மலைக்கொன்றை malai-k-konrai
Native to: South Asia
more views: Aug 24, 2010 … at car park of Tableland, Panchagani, Maharashtra

I think the only known tree from Pune is in Mayur colony close to my house but I have yet to photograph it.


I am sharing my pictures taken at Chikhaldara. New foliage is really beautiful.



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Acrocarpus flowering: Red flowers are designed to attract birds for pollination and the juice in the flowers is usually trasparent. Here in Acrocarpus flowers the petals are small and green yet the stamens are bright scarlet and the juice at the bottom of flowers is bright scarlet and thick like ‘mixed fruit jam’. A large number of birds are seen flocking on the blooms of this huge tree.


Nice shots …, and valid information. I too have seen large number of birds foraging nectar from the flowers of this plant in Waynad, Kerala during last December. Another important thing is that when this plant flowers there will be lots of active flowers per day and the plant would not have even single leaf. There are also the adaptations to get more attention and reward (pollination) from birds.
Here are my pictures of Acrocarpus taken from Waynad Kerala . Is this a different species? As far as I know there is only one species of this genus A. fraxinifolius seen in the Western Ghats.

Is this regional variation?


You are right. There is only one sp. viz A. fraxinifolius. It is possible that the ‘mixed fruit jam’ at the base of flowers adheres the pollen on the beaks. There is no variation but the tree is not native to Maharashtra. All trees here are planted, yet the birds throng on them ignoring that they are non-native trees. Another eye opener for those who claim that birds recognise non-natives and boycot them.
Thanks for nice pictures. 


Thank you … for additional information.

To me, birds are little reluctant to new or strange things and they take little while to start acclimatize with new things or resources. They do not boycott any resources especially when resources are limited in nature now a days.
This is based on observations in Syzygium malaccense.
But they soon get adapted with the new comer (resource) and bring their other family members and friends in the next visit if sufficient resources are available. Birds can not store nectar as bees do hence they are willing to share the resources so that others would inform about the new source of nectar or food.
This is my personal inference based on my field observations.


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Acrocarpus fraxinifolius Pune :  Attachments (13).  9 posts by 9 authors. Posted on 23.2.12.

Acrocarpus fraxinifolius Pune.
Ceasalpiniaceae
This tree is flowering profusely close to my house attracting a large number of birds.
Ornamental; Planted (Non native)
Attachments:
Acrocarpus fraxinifolius Bulbul.jpg
Acrocarpus fraxinifolius ChestnutheadedStarling.jpg
Acrocarpus fraxinifolius drongo.jpg
Acrocarpus fraxinifolius oriole.jpg
Acrocarpus fraxinifolius sunbird.jpg etc.

Very attractive plant indeed … the pics are equally beautifully taken, thanks for showing this…


As usual …, another superb photography. All parts nicely focused.


Wonderful pics … It’s amazing n heartening dat U photographed six birds sp. on it !


wow! Great!
Could see mainas, drongo, bulbul, sunbird,—-

Must be a feast to eyes.



It is my pleasure to share few images of Acrocarpus fraxinifolius  (Fabaceae 

Habit: Deciduous tree 

Habitat: Wild, Semi-evergreen forest fringe 

Sighting: Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1200 msl 

Date: 25-01-2016


Excellent, never seen.. thanks …!!


please check the attached images of the tree.

captured at Devalgarh Uttarakhand.

only these 2 images are available


Please check for Acrocarpus fraxinifolius (Fabaceae).


Pl. post habit and other images.


Sure, will do that.


I agree with … for Acrocarpus fraxinifolius as per images and as per

IBPFOIUTPPOWOmundani-garden and FoC



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