Dolichandrone falcata (Wall. ex DC.) Seem., J. Bot. 8: 381 1870. (Syn. Bignonia falcata K.D.Koenig ex DC. [Illegitimate]; Bignonia spathacea Roxb. [Illegitimate]; Dolichandrone lawii Seem.; Spathodea falcata Wall. ex DC.);
Images by Neil Soares, Samir Mehta, Neha Singh, Aarti Khale, Satish Phadke, Prashant Awale, Muthu Karthick, Nawaqif, Pravin and Dev (ID Satish Phadke), Inserted by Gurcharan Singh (Please click links to see details and more images).

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Medhshingi • Hindi: Hawar • Marathi: मेढ़शिंगी Medhshingi, भेड़सींग Bhersing • Tamil: Kadalatti, Kaliyacha, Kattuvarucham • Malayalam: Attulottappala, Nirpponnalyam • Telugu: Chittiniruvoddi, Chittivoddi • Kannada: Godmurki, Muduvudure, Udure • Oriya: Mrigosingo • Sanskrit: Mesasrnga, Visanika;  
In April first fortnight Pune Maharashtra; On 13/9/08 in Vanasthalipuram Deer Park, Hyderabad, AP; in Chilkur NP in Hyderabad on 28/6/09; 11th of April, 2010: Near Khadakwasla Dam,on the outskirts of Pune;  Dolichandrone falcata (Medshingi) – indiantreepix | Google Groups Dolichandrone species? – indiantreepix | Google Groups Request for ID : 120710 : AK-3 – efloraofindia | Google Groups

 

 

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Dolichandrone falcata [Bersing / Madasinghi]: My photographs taken at Shahapur for comparison.


 

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Dolichandrone sp.: Seen this Small tree in the wild near Gorewada lake, Nagpur.
Family: Bignoniaceae.

Looks like Dolichandrone falcata?
Date/Time: 16-05-2011 / 07:15AM
Leaves opposite, some what pubescent. Leaflets with short petiole.

Affirmative … This is Bersing / Medhasinghi [Dolichandrone falcata]. Here is the link for my photographs of this: 
https://groups.google.com/group/indiantreepix/browse_thread/thread/2a… 
Will send some more photographs also. 


Some more of my photographs, 


 

 

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Flora of Sahyadri & Konkan – Dolichandrone falcata: Name of Species:  Dolichandrone falcata
Common Name: Medshingi
Family: Bignoniaceae
Conservation status: Medicinal importance
Photographed:19th April, 2011
Location: Barvi-Murbad Road, Badlapur, Maharashtra
Habitat Type : Forested Hill Road
Camera: OLYMPUS SP570UZ
Lens: OLYMPUS ED LENS AF ZOOM 4.6 – 92 mm, 1:2.8 – 4.6
Abundence: Known to be common in subjected 

The flower opens by 20.00h and abscise by early morning hours. Hence we wouldn’t see flowers on the tree in the day time. But we get flowers from the ground, beneath the tree, in the day. 


In a way you are right, but on point of fact, I have seen more flowers on the trees than on the ground even in the late evenings when I am returning to Bombay. 
Sending a few of my photographs…. as seen they were all taken in broad daylight. 


Not knowing that the flowers open in the evening(?)
Plenty of these are present on the Tekdis near my house. Have seen the flowers during different times of the day but didn’t notice this specifically (May be most of my non weekend visits are in the evening)
Adding some of my pictures. 


 

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Dolichandrone falcata: @ Sagar Upvan, Mumbai.
May 2011. 


 

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Is this Dolicandrone falcata – flora of Pune:   This tree was photographed at Vetal hill, Pune on 21st Aprl,
Habitat-Wild
Tree height- appx 10 meter
Bark- Blackish-brown, rough.
Leaves- Compund.
Flowers- White.


Yes, for me this looks more like Dolichandrone falcata of Bignoniaceae.


Affirmative. The local names are Bersing / Medasinghi. Please check the archives of this group for my photographs of this.


Yes, there is one in Victoria Memorial in Kolkata, very old, very tall, taller than 60 feet at least…
Mr Benthall lists it as Dolichandrone (please note there is an h after the c) spathacea…

… wonder if that’s a synonym? Although the plant list lists : Spathodea falcata Wall. ex DC. URL:
http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/kew-320745


Yes it is Dolichandron falcata;
Medshingi मेडशिंगी
Earlier the leaves appeared tome of the size of ‘Waras’ but they are much smaller than that. Illusion due to close up pictures.
There are many trees on Vetal Tekdi. You have mentioned the size of the tree as 10 m. ??? Most trees I found are smaller say max 6-7m.


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Bignoniaceae Week : Dolichandrone falcata : Medhshingi : Khadakvasla : 080113 : AK: Sharing pictures of Medhshingi seen during a visit to Khadakvasla, near Pune.

Could not see the flowers in bloom, only buds in the afternoon. Flowers bloom later in the day, towards evening.


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Bignoniaceae Week :: Natives :SMP: Dolichandrone falcata. Pune: Dolichandrone falcata. Vetal Tekdi Pune
Native to India.

what an interesting mix of new flowers and old pods


Bignoniaceae Week :: Dolichandrone falcata at Nagpur:: PKA5:: Small tree seen in the wild near Gorewada lake, Nagpur.
Family: Bignoniaceae.
Bot name: Dolichandrone falcata
Date/Time: 16-05-2011 / 07:15AM


For ID 090513GK : 2 images. 4 posts by 4 authors.

Kindly help in identification
A tree of about 12-15ft, woody branches with thick prickle found near railway line at Solapur, Maharshtra.
Pictures taken on 12April 2013. 


I think this might be a Dolichandrone sp. of Bignoniaceae.


Yes it is Dolichandrone falcata.


Dolichandrone falcata.
मेडशिंगी 


 

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Tree for ID Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh NAW-OCT-01 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5). 

Kindly identify this road-side tree, about 12 metres tall with drooping branches, white flowers about 3 cm wide, round leaves about 2 cm wide.

Photographed 2nd October, 2014.


Looks like some Dolichandrone sp, may be falcata.


Yes it is Dolichandrone falcata only


 

Tree for ID Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh NAW-OCT-01 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5).
Kindly identify this road-side tree, about 12 metres tall with drooping branches, white flowers about 3 cm wide, round leaves about 2 cm wide.

Photographed 2nd October, 2014. 


Looks like some Dolichandrone sp, may be falcata.


Yes it is Dolichandrone falcata only


Thank you for the identification.
This specimen must be quite old since the Dolichandrone falcata is described as a small tree in the literature.


 

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Dolichandrone falcata : 2 posts by 1 author. Attachments (2) 

Dolichandrone falcata
Marathi name: Medhsing
At Tansa WLS25March2015


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Mhow, Indore, MP. Request for species id : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)  

Request for species id
Location: Mhow, Indore, Madhya Pradesh.
A forest tree.


Dolichandron falcata
Bignoniaceae


 

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Dolichandrone falcata : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

Seeds got from Maagaaniam RF, Kanchipuram district.
First picture is 1 month back. Second is today.


 

 
 
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