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ad-en-AN-ther-uh — from the Greek aden (gland) and anthera (anther)
pav-ON-ee-nuh — like a peacock
 
acacia coral, barbados pride, coral bean tree, false wiliwili, peacock flower fence, red sandalwood, saga seed tree • Assamese: raktchandan • Bengali: রঞ্জন ranjana • Gujarati: બડી ગુમ્ચી badigumchi • Hindi: बड़ी गुम्ची badi gumchi, कुचन्दन kuchandana, रक्तचन्दन raktchandan, रंजना ranjana, रतनगुंज ratangunja • Kannada: ane golaganji, manjadi, munjuti • Konkani: होडी मंजोटी hodi manjoti, गूंज gunja, ओडलि गुंजी odlygunji • Malayalam: mancati, manchadi, sem • Marathi: रक्तचंदन raktachandana, रतनगुंज ratangunja, थोरला गुंज thorla gunja • Oriya: sokakainjo • Sanskrit: रक्तचन्दन raktachandana, ताम्रक tamraka, तिलक tilakah • Tamil: மஞ்சாடி manjati, திலம் tilam • Telugu: బండిగురువెంద bandiguruvenda, పెద్దగురుగింజ peddaguruginja;
 
Native of: India 


ID Plz_RKC03_260811: Habit: Tree
Loc.: Khaari, East Kameng distt (ca 500m), Arunachal Pradesh
Date: March, 2009.


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efloraindia: 041111 BRS119: Flowering of Adenathera pavania from NBNP Garden, Anaikatti, Coimbatore Dist.,


 

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Fabaceae-Faboideae (Papilionaceae) Week : Adenanthera pavonina from Arunachal_RKC_03_10112011:  Reposting the fotos of..
Adenanthera pavonina L.
Loc.: Khaari, E. Kameng distt., Arunachal Pradesh (ca 550 msl.)
Date: 24th May, 2009


This one belongs to Mimosaceae….


 

Fabaceae – Mimosoideae- week- Adenanthera pavonina from Coimbatore:  

Sharing the images of Red Sandalwood Adenanthera pavonina from Coimbatore.
Location: Anaikatti, Coimbatore
Date: Nov. 2011
Habitat: Garden
Habit: Tree
In many places this has been planted as avenue tree. If any one interested in propagating this plants I can able to send the seeds.

Mimosoideae (Mimosaceae) Week_Adenanthera pavonina_RKC05_02012012:  Adenanthera pavonina L.

Loc.: Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh
Fls. & Frts.: Apr.-Dec.


 

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Fabaceae – Mimosoideae – Bangalore – RA – Adenanthera pavonina – Red Sandalwood Tree:  Red Sandalwood is a timber tree. This plant is found in the wild in India. Leaves are compound bipinnate, green when young, turning yellow when old. The small, yellowish flower grows in dense drooping rat-tail flower heads, almost like cat-tail flower-heads. Fruits are curved, hanging, green pods that turn brown, coil up and split open as they ripen to reveal small bright red seeds.These attractive seeds have been used as beads in jewellery, leis and rosaries. They were also used in ancient India for weighing gold. The seeds are curiously similar in weight. Four seeds make up about one gramme. Children love the hard red seeds and few can resist collecting the brightly coloured seeds usually littered under the tree. The young leaves can be cooked and eaten. the wood is extremely hard and used in boat-building and making furniture


Nice pictures BUT this is not, I repeat this is not RED SANDAL”WOOD of Ayurvedic medicine and of HINDU WORSHIP requirements…that real RED SANDALWOOD is ” *Pterocarpus santalinus* A RARE TREE“…
((see these threads 1AND 2)

MY POINTS IN THIS DISCUSSION:
1): Its a misnomer to call Adenanthera pavonina , a red sandalwood … such misnomers has helped traders cheat unwary customer who buys chunks for puja needs…
2): The wood of this tree when freshly cut is orangish reddish yellowish … and upon exposure to air for a few days.. turns darker ie gets oxidized , and so looks browish red… but has no faint scent nor the proper energy levels that the real red chandan displays… those of you who are spiritually inclined and know how to measure spiritual energy of an object or person or his/her chakras can do this.. even for a chunk of sandalwood or any wood… and you can try temples, pujari s and even so called self proclaimed gurus… see if they measure up ..:-)
3): Such misnomers are damaging to our tree population… I should know… some misguided soul, a morning walker (a rich trader in south calcutta ) heard me talk of this misnomer to a bunch of my friends when we were walking on a tree id walk, about 7 years ago… in Dhakuria lakes… and a week later he sent his wife on one of these walks (***) and then a week or two later half of the tree was gone and so was that woman (*** because she was new and nobody knew her nor had referred her to us/me, I had asked who referred her.. she said
her husband) .. and then …. we discovered the half of the tree gone… we lamented the fact, and we saw the cut (badly mangled ends of the “cut” hacks really… we did what a bunch of middle aged women can do… we complained to the security who shrugged, we tried talking to forest dept… who gave us no response, and so we just sat near the base of the tree and sang songs and said prayers for it to heal and keep growing… (*** (never saw her again, and he reappeared for morning walks a year later) !!! )(ps dont see him now in 2011 )… PS The tree has survivied and is growing, though lopsided)
4): SO THE QUESTION IS HOW TO GET RID OF SUCH MISNOMERS FROM OUR MIDST and LANGUAGE????
5): Its a popular tree to plant in Calcutta… there are several by the Iskon temple in central office area near camac street, south calcutta suburbs have several, and now one of my neighbors has planted one.. just is in flowers, no seed pods just yet.. Its red seeds sprout very readily .. I’ll send in the pictures of the saplings
in a separate thread…
6):    … : your pictures are marvelous as usual and the set is complete…almost….


I am very happy with such wrongly interpret names. Ask me why?
Because the real rakt-chandan or the red sandalwood is endemic to India found exclusively in Kerala and is considered Endangered. I will prefer people to use Adenanthera if it makes them happy, than destroying the plants of Pterocarpus in search of so caleld real happiness :).


thanks for expressing your viewpoint, honestly, i liked that fact…
The red sandal wood tree grows profusely once established, its seeds germinate with alacrity, see the links I sent in…
its also found in Andhra pradesh and see other links i gave…
but your point is well taken… that’ s a valid reason in prevailing winds …
i just get angry at millionaire traders who drive around benzes live around dhakuria lakes have no courage to talk to group leader and ask for advice… send wife in to collect info thru her own narrow and cloudy filters in her brain and then cause butchering of an innocent tree…
one must learn to protect adenanthera and pterocarpus equally…
EQUAL COMPASSION without sidestepping to play favorites or easing morality is the thing…. to cultivate ….
you’ll understand as you grow ..older wiser and see more of the world…
till then…. you are forgiven your viewpoint.. and remain a friend …


No mam, you understood it a bit half. To me Adenanthera has less value because its not native. Its an exotic tree where as Pterocarpus is an endemic tree and that too Endangered. The links you shared seems actually to be of planted ones.
A broad view will of course be to save each and every plant on earth, so I agree with you on that point.


Fabaceae-Mimosoideae (Mimosaceae) Week: Adenanthera pavonina Pune: Adenanthera pavonina
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Do you know why is it called Adenanthera….? its Aden-: gland + anthera: anther, refers to the anthers which bear minute glands at their tips…i dont know whether you are able to see it or not but it is there sending you a photo with the gland in a separate mail….


Here is the photo of flowers with the gland…this is not a very high quality picture but it is sufficient for an idea…


ad-en-AN-ther-uh — from the Greek aden (gland) and anthera (anther)
pav-ON-ee-nuh — like a peacock

Dec 9, 2007 … Hanging Gardens a.k.a. Ferozeshah Mehta Gardens, Mumbai
commonly known as: acacia coral, barbados pride, coral bean tree, false wiliwili, peacock flower fence, red sandalwood, saga seed tree • Assamese: raktchandan • Bengali: রঞ্জন ranjana • Gujarati: બડી ગુમ્ચી badigumchi • Hindi: बड़ी गुम्ची badi gumchi, कुचन्दन kuchandana, रक्तचन्दन raktchandan, रंजना ranjana, रतनगुंज ratangunja • Kannada: ane golaganji, manjadi, munjuti • Konkani: होडी मंजोटी hodi manjoti, गूंज gunja, ओडलि गुंजी odlygunji • Malayalam: mancati, manchadi, sem • Marathi: रक्तचंदन raktachandana, रतनगुंज ratangunja, थोरला गुंज thorla gunja • Oriya: sokakainjo • Sanskrit: रक्तचन्दन raktachandana, ताम्रक tamraka, तिलक tilakah • Tamil: மஞ்சாடி manjati, திலம் tilam • Telugu: బండిగురువెంద bandiguruvenda, పెద్దగురుగింజ peddaguruginja
Native of: India
References: Flowers of IndiaPIER species infoZipcode Zoo
more views: May 22, 2010 … at Veermata Jeejabai Bhosale Udyan, Mumbai

Jan 17, 2010 … at Bassein Fort, Maharashtra
Feb 12, 2008 … avenue tree in Thane, Maharashtra

A very good set of photographs … showing all the elements.


Fabaceae-Mimosoideae (Mimosaceae) Week :: Adenanthera pavonina at Mumbai: Sharing few photographs of Adenanthera pavonina photographed at Sagar Upwan, Mumbai.
Date/Time: 22-05-2011 / 07:45AM
Habitat: Cutivated
Plant Habit: Tree.


Very good pictures. I can see the glands near the anthers in IMG8088.


i am presently using a Canon camera- S5-IS. The Macro feature of this camera is excellent. It has a “Super- Macro” feature, meaning the focusing distance is near zero. It gives very good result if the light conditions are favorable. Its handy as well.


I agree … That was my intention of telling in my earier discussion on camera. You can really achieve very good closeup results with some of these prosumer cameras. In fact all parts remain in focus easily with these creating a good overall effect.

 

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wonders of seeds and stories ! : ……………………….


As … suggested this thread I remembered –

that about a couple of years a junior student found a few seeds on his way to school. He collected not because he wanted to know the name of the tree, in fact I was not at all interested in flora world, he collected because those looked very attractive to him. There were 4 or 5 seeds and he gave me all. I kept those in my home for reason unknown to even myself! A few days ago I searched my room and found one of those Adenanthera pavonina L. seeds. I am yet to see or record this tree. As I googled a little while ago I came across another similar looking one – http://itp.lucidcentral.org/id/fnw/key/FNW_Mimosoideae/Media/Html/fact_sheets/Prosopis_palmeri.htm.
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Adenanthera pavonina L.  tree flowers in march and seeds begin to appear in april.. last till may
there are street trees in 24 paraganas esp in and around the metropolis
one or 2 nice ones in Dhakuria lakes, one by the ISKON temple in central calcutta (small park with a talab) and several in Elliot park… opposite the tata center… on Chowringhee road…  several in the lanes surrounding the Birla mandir in Ballygunj…

these are the ones I remember 
several as street trees in many neighborhoods .. no use going on a wild goose chase but they are everywhere, and the seeds sprout in wet humid (100% humidity days) in the debris under the trees… no allelopathy there.. the mother plant allows them to sprout  out.. but I have not seen any really form a grove under or near the original tree.. i don’t know why…
may be the mali-s /gardeners do not let them..  we don’t have cows roaming the streets or these parks that could possibly eat up the young plants…   so I its a question…
AND  the wood is reddish… many mistakenly believe it to be red sandalwood, I have see the Dhakuria lake trees routinely mutilated… big branches are torn out… but its not red sandalwood…  


Thank you Didi, I would look for this tree in March, one should be somewhere near my school.


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Please ID the tree whose seeds this monkey is snacking on – the monkey is a Phayre’s Leaf Langur – Trachypithecus player – an endangered primate
Location: Forest track, Karimganj District, Assam
Date: 1st March 2015
Equipment: Nikon D800 with Nikkor 300mm f2.8 + 2x TC


It seems Adenanthera pavonia, seeds should be reddish and biconvex


Thank you very much. The monkeys appeared to be eating the seeds by breaking open the seedpods. The seed pods were also not split open (probably not mature) but twisted and broken to extract the seeds. I found on Wikipedia that the seeds were toxic if consumed raw. I wonder whether these monkeys could be eating them without facing any harm. Unfortunately the tree was on a ravine and I could not get closer to collect seeds or leaves.


 

TSPNOV2015-9: Images of Adenanthera pavonina (Fabaceae) : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (5)

It is my pleasure to share few images of Adenanthera pavonina (Fabaceae
Habit: Medium sized tree.
Habitat: Dry deciduous forest.
Sighting: Tumkur, Karnataka, about 800 msl 
Date: 17-09-2014


  

 

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It all started at Pachmarhi (they call it  QUEEN OF SATPURA). Those were the days when I used to collect dry fruits, capsules, seeds for my dry arrangements. One day I saw some fruits on a big tree behind a house called DENWA (Next to Pachmarhi lake). The fruits were in bunches and they were pointing towards the sky like heads of spears. With great difficulty I managed to get some of these. During dry season these fruits

split and there were many seeds inside. As I hold the split fruit in my hand, it locked like the outline of human eye. I thought of an image where the split open fruit will be used as eyes. I took an ordinary card board and fix these fruits with adhesive. That was in 1983. I used other fruits and seeds to decorate it. I left Pachmarhi in 1984 for Firozepore. This collage moved with me. In 1985 I was in Dehradun. This collage took a new shape at this place. The items were fixed on a velvet cloth mounted on a frame. At these place Bamboo scales and seeds of Adhenanthera pavonina were added. This collage moved with me from place to place and reached here at Cooch Behar in 2005. It was dismantled and rearranged keeping the eyes as they were. It is on display in our drawing room at this place.
Two images are attached. First image is of the collage. The second image indicates the items used to make it.
Adenanthera pavonina :: Puducherry :: 13 OCT 19 : 4 posts by 3 authors. 6 images.
Puducherry  near sea coast

Dates, various: October 13 – 15, 2019 … Altitude range: about 0 – 3 m (0 – 10 feet) asl

Adenanthera pavonina  L.   

they open up in April in ganges delta


Lovely post. Now flower would be nice add !


I do have its inflorescence in my earlier collection. I will post it soon.


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