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an-uh-KAR-dee-um — a fruit’s name of an Indian tree, applied to cashew by Linnaeus
ock-sih-den-TAY-lee — of or from the west
commonly known as: cashew • Hindi: hijli-badam, काजू kaju • Kannada: ಗೇರು geru, ಗೋಡಮ್ಬಿ godambe • Konkani: काजू kaju • Malayalam: കശുമാവ് kasumaav, പറങ്കിമാവ് parankimaav • Marathi: काजू kaju • Sanskrit: काजुतकः kajutaka, वृक्कफल vrkkaphalah • Tamil: முந்திரி muntiri, முந்திரிக்கொட்டை muntirikkottai • Telugu: అగ్రబీజము agrabijamu, జీడిమామిడి jidimamidi, mokka mamidi, ముంతమామిడి muntamamidi • Urdu: کاجو kaajuu
Native to: Brazil

Edible use:
… false fruit: ripened accessory fruit (sometimes called a pseudocarp or false fruit, as FRUIT) … called as cashew apple
… true fruit: consists of single seed (better known as NUT, processed as DRIED FRUIT or VEGETABLE)
 
 
Picture showing fleshy peduncle with fruit seed is edible when roasted while fleshy peduncle is used to produce ‘Kaju feni’… A sort of alcoholic beverage; 

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Anacardiaceae (cashew family) » Anacardium occidentale
Synonyms: Acajuba occidentalis, Anacardium microcarpum, Cassuvium pomiverum

an-uh-KAR-dee-um — a fruit’s name of an Indian tree, applied to cashew by Linnaeus
ock-sih-den-TAY-lee — of or from the west

commonly known as: cashew • Hindi: hijli-badam, काजू kaju • Kannada: ಗೇರು geru, ಗೋಡಮ್ಬಿ godambe • Konkani: काजू kaju • Malayalam: കശുമാവ് kasumaav, പറങ്കിമാവ് parankimaav • Marathi: काजू kaju • Sanskrit: काजुतकः kajutaka, वृक्कफल vrkkaphalah • Tamil: முந்திரி muntiri, முந்திரிக்கொட்டை muntirikkottai • Telugu: అగ్రబీజము agrabijamu, జీడిమామిడి jidimamidi, mokka mamidi, ముంతమామిడి muntamamidi • Urdu: کاجو kaajuu
Native to: Brazil
Edible use:
… false fruit: ripened accessory fruit (sometimes called a pseudocarp or false fruit, as FRUIT) … called as cashew apple
… true fruit: consists of single seed (better known as NUT, processed as DRIED FRUIT or VEGETABLE)

Read from Wikipedia <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cashew>


 

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CASHEW NUT: sending picture of Anacardium occidentale ( CASHEW NUT)


Picture showing fleshy peduncle with fruit seed is edible when roasted while fleshy peduncle is used to produce ‘Kaju feni’A sort of alcoholic beverage… zing thing they say.. :p 


– The close up of the flowers especially. They are so small, you have taken pains to get it.


– Thanks its all due to Nikon D90 with Nikkor 60mm Micro lenses and you know what these flowers are so fragrant makes environment fragrant


– Seeing the fruits of Kaju I remembered my stay at Jagdalpur (Bastar). When I was posted there in my bungalow were growing 3 bit trees of Kaju full laden with fruits and I enjoyed eating the sweet ones.


– it is fun eating kaju .. Fleshy peduncle…we call it Bondu with salt 🙂


–  At my houses in Bombay & Goa. Sans comments.


– The only time I tried it, I found it too harsh for me. Should try it again with advice from experts some time.


– Hahahah…uncle went to Canada.. got settled there but ask for kaju feni from Goa India every time when someone comes so i thought ..i should try it once ;P ..just kidding


– When you are next in Bombay be my guest. Meanwhile, you could try a large with a bottle of Limca. The only problem is…..should you get addicted I ain’t responsible.



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Identification of a tree at BPT Garden/Sagar Upavan, coloba:ID02: Kindly identify this tree.
Date/Time- 05/05/2011 07:15AM
Location- BPT Garden/Sagar Upavan, Mumbai, Maharashtra. Altitude: Sea level
Habitat- Garden
Plant Habit- large Tree
Height/Length- 15mtrs approx.
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- as seen in photo
Inflorescence Type/ Size- as seen in photo
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts-as seen in photo
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- not found 


काजू


… just as .. says, cashew Anacardium occidentale


 

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22/05/2011/YRP/01/Naoroz Estate, Chethalayam, Wayanad, Kerala.: some pictures of Cashew plants, flowers, fruits and nuts.
Date & Time 22/05/2011
Location: Place, Altitude, GPS  Chethalayam, Wayanad.
Habitat: Garden, Urban, Wild Type:      Garden
Plant Habit: Tree, Shrub, Climber, Herb Tree
Height, Length. 25’

 

 

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CASHEW NUT:  I came across a Cashew nut tree at this place today. Scientifically this tree is known as Anacardium occidentale. According to Chakravarti S Venkatesh the species was introduced in India from its native South America in 16th century by the colonial Portuguese. Brightly coloured part is not the fruit (this is known as Cashew apple and is used in wine industries). You will see the kidny shaped small fruit at the tip of the apple. Attaching two images of the plant. You may like. 


 

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Request Tree ID 57 – Bangalore – RA:  Ulsoor, Bangalore


Yes definitely lokks like Anacardium occidentale

Kindly see the flowers from the link provided below

The Cashew is a flowering tree, native to northeastern Brazil, where it is called by its Portuguese name Caju (the fruit) or Cajueiro (the tree).


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It is now widely grown in tropical climates for its cashew “nuts” (and cashew apples.  
It is a small evergreen tree growing to 10-12 m tall, with a short, often irregularly-shaped trunk.  
The leaves are spirally arranged, leathery textured, elliptic to obovate, 4 to 22 cm long and 2 to 15 cm broad, with a smooth margin.  
The flowers are produced in a panicle or corymb up to 26 cm long, each flower small, pale green at first then turning reddish, with five slender, acute petals 7 to 15 mm long.  
What appears to be the fruit of the cashew tree is an oval or pear-shaped accessory fruit or false fruit that develops from the receptacle of the cashew flower. The true fruit of the cashew tree is a kidney or boxing-glove shaped drupe that grows at the end of the pseudofruit. Actually, the drupe develops first on the tree, and then the peduncle expands into the pseudofruit. Within the true fruit is a single seed, the cashew nut. Although a nut in the culinary sense, in the botanical sense the fruit of the cashew is a seed. However, the true fruit is classified as a nut by some botanists.  
The seed is surrounded by a double shell containing a caustic phenolic resin, urushiol, a potent skin irritant toxin also found in the related poison ivy. Some people are allergic to cashews, but cashews are a less frequent allergen than some other nuts.
Beautiful Shots of Kaju Tree


 

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Anacardium occidentale from Trivandrum, Kerala: (8 images) Here are a few pictures of the flowers of the cashew nut tree from Trivandrum taken on 4th February 2013.

Anacardium occidentale. Family: Anacardiaceae.
കശുമാവ് – Kasumaavu – in Malayalam.


 

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tree for ID – Wayanad – 13022014-NAW1 : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4).
Kindly identify this tree growing in the forested part of the Gurukula Botanical Sanctuary, North Wayanad, Kerala.
Photographed mid-Jan 2014.

Height of tree 6-7 metres. Leaves with round tip and veins more prominent on the back side.


Anacardium occidentale L. 

Hope you’ve tasted the seeds 🙂


Yes, Anacardium occidentale, the cashew tree. കശുമാവ് (Kasumaavu) or പറങ്കിമാവ് (Parangimaavu) in Malayalam.


Thank you all for the identification. Most of the sanctuary areas were plantations of various kinds earlier and this must be a remnant of that.


Anacardium occidentale  


 

 

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Sharing some pictures of the bark and the resinous exudate of Anacardium occidentale.
Photographed in Madh, February 2015. 


viplav, thanks,
now a days i go to your posts first hoping to see something unusual, well documented…
never seen so much exudate in ine tree at the same time in a kaju tree

what is the bid red R signify there?


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Flora of Madh: Anacardium occidentale L. – Leaves : VG-MAY-06 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (8)

The leaf of Anacardium occidentale passes through a startling palette of vibrant colours during the course of its attachment to the tree.
Sharing some pictures of the foliage in different stages of development.
Photographed in Madh, February 2015.


well. this scene is familiar

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Old-time residents of Madh often reminisce about the “good old past”, when the harvesting rights of the Anacardium produce were auctioned annually in the village. This has stopped since the last several years and the fruits are now picked by all and sundry. 
Have attached some pictures of the fruit in different stages of development.
Photographed in Madh, March 2015.

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The naturalized Anacardium occidentale can be seen scattered all over Mumbai. In Madh, it is one of the more populous trees and would have been a significant plantation crop at some point of time. Even in its current state of neglect and the ongoing depletion of the tree cover here, this grove is one of the most luxuriant of any tree in Mumbai.
Have attached some pictures of the buds and the flowers. The fresh flowers are white with a faint hint of lime green.
Photographed in Madh, February 2015.


spectacular

i particularly like 3 and 4


It is my pleasure to share few images of Anacardium occidentale  (Anacardiaceae 

Habit: Tree 

Habitat: Cultivated 

Sighting: Chikmagalur, Hassan and Bangalore (R) about 900 msl 

Date: 24-05-2014, 23-08-2014 and 04-01-2015


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Anacardium occidentale SMP MAY 2016/2 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Anacardium occidentale Amba/ Puducherry and from various places
Cashew काजू


Thanks for showing these beautiful pics…I had never seen such clear pics of the flowers!!


 

in Goa-30/1/08; in the entire Konkan area of Maharashtra right now (29/2/08); on 1/4/06 near Pondicherry; Prantik, March 17,09; terrace farm in Mumbai– March’09?; on Aarey road, Mumbai on 24 Jan.’10; at Nasik, Maharashtra– 1/5/07; Botanical Gardens, Sibpur– June 2006; Anacardium occidentale Linn.-Kaju – efloraofindia | Google Groups Cashew – indiantreepix | Google Groups
Syzygium aromaticum ? : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Old Goa in january 2019.

Anacardium occidentale

Anacardiaceae

 

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