Erinocarpus nimmonii J.Graham , Cat. Pl. Bombay 21 1839. (Syn. Erinocarpus knimonii Hassk.; Erinocarpus nimmoanus Mast.);
 
er-rin-oh-KAR-pus — from the Latin erinus (prickly) and the Greek karpos (fruit) 
nim-moh-NEE-eye — named for Joseph Nimmo, who completed Graham’s  catalogue
 
 
Endemic to: India (restricted to states of Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka)   

 

Malvaceae week :: Erinocarpus nimmonii:  Erinocarpus nimmonii J.Graham

er-rin-oh-KAR-pus — from the Latin erinus (prickly) and the Greek karpos (fruit) 
nim-moh-NEE-eye — named for Joseph Nimmo, who completed Graham’s  catalogue
[image: Cher (Marathi: चेर)]<http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.flickr.com%2Fphotos%2Fdi…>
Oct 4, 2008 at Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary
commonly known as: Nimmo’s erinocarpus • *Hindi*: जंगली भिंडी jangli-bhendi • *Kannada*: ಕಾಡು ಬೆಮ್ಡೆ kaadu bende • *Konkani*: चवरा chavra, हिलवो hilvo • *Marathi*: चेर cher
Endemic to: India (restricted to states of Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka)
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Oct 4, 2008 at Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary
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Oct 4, 2008 at Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary
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Oct 4, 2008 at Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary 
   – … more views:
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Sending some of my recent photographs to complement ….

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flower from Badlapur: Erinocarpus nimmonii (Cher in Marathi)

Clicked on Nov 6 at MULGAON Tekdi near Badlapur.
ID confirmation by …

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ID Reqd RDS 09-011-12 001:  Photographed this tree yesterday at Barvi, Badlapur, Maharashtra.
Attached fruit and leaf, may lead to its identification, pls help.


Erinocarpus nimmonii (family: Malvaceae … also placed in Tiliaceae) … commonly known as: Nimmo’s erinocarpus • Hindi: जंगली भिंडी jangli-bhendi • Kannada: ಕಾಡು ಬೆಮ್ಡೆ kaadu bende • Konkani: चवरा chavra, हिलवो hilvo • Marathi: चेर cher …

endemic to: India (restricted to States of Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka).


Looking the the list of threatened flora, it is listed to be Rare? anyone to second me on that!!!


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Erinocarpus nimmonii | Barvi forest (Maharashtra): Erinocarpus nimmonii
Malvaceae

Barvi Forest (Badlapur), Maharashtra
Nov`12
Small evergreen tree, endemic to Western Ghats.


A beautiful collage …


as far as I know, it is a deciduous tree


I refer to a book of Shrikant ji (Flowers of Sahyadri), where it shows in vegetative stage throughout the year. Though it mentions the word deciduous but I went with the first observation. 


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Fruits of Erinocarpus nimmonii:  Here are Fruits of Erinocarpus nimmonii from Prabalgad.
Family:
Tiliaceae
Date/Time: 22-01-2012 / 10:00AM

Habitat:Wild

Plan Habit: Tree


This is something very beautiful to see, and new for me.



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Erinocarpus nimmonii. Near Wai : Attachments (4). 2 posts by 2 authors.

Erinocarpus nimmonii

Tiliaceae tree

Observed many plants blooming in Mandhardevi ghat section near Wai.

15 Sep 2013


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Id plz : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2).   

can any one help me id this plant
this is small tree 
Picture taken in Karul ghat. Maharashtra


I think Cher i.e. Erinocarpus nimmonii.


Supporting …


Thank you all for id  … yes … flower hunt is on and finding wonderful flower ..I am very happpyyy 🙂


Erinocarpus nimmonii

Tiliaceae member a big tree. Often observed in Western ghats.
Recently I saw it in ghat section while coming back from Dive Agar Konkan  
Erinocarpus nimmonii seen en-route Raigad Fort.
Local name: Cher.
Family: Tiliaceae

Thanks, … All your postings and pictures are superb.


Erinocarpus nimmonii
Observed near Rayreshwar and Tamhini and Bhor


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Erinocarpus nimmonii – indiantreepix | Google Groups : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)

Fruits of Erinocarpus nimmonii
Marathi name : Cher
At Sagargad, Alibag


E. nimmonii … commonly known as: Nimmo’s erinocarpus • Hindi: जंगली भिंडी jangli-bhendi • Kannada: ಕಾಡು ಬೆಮ್ಡೆ kaadu bende • Konkani: चवरा chavra, हिलवो hilvo • Marathi: चेर cher

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Flowers and leaves of Erinocarpus nimmonii (pics taken at Bombay port Trust Garden at Colaba, Mumbai in Jan 2009)
family : Tiliaceae



Although plants do not locomote unlike animals, they certainly do show movements in response to stimuli – the slow phototrophic (movement towards the sun), geotrophic (moving into the earth), and those of climbers moving very naturally towards a support even without eyes.  Then there are the quicker responses like the tactile movements of the common Mimosa pudica (Touch-me-not)  and those of insectivorous plants like the lid of the Pitcher plant shutting the pitcher close once an insect has entered the pitcher, the movement of the shiny dew-like hair of Drossera (Sundew) trapping an insect….  
But what fascinated a group of us who were taking a nature walk in BPT Gardens the other day was the sudden and unexpected movements shown by the flowers of Erinocarpus nimonii. The shrub was in full bloom (pl. see attachment), looking very attractive with its yellow flowers.  Bees were hovering over only a couple of them, and as if to acknowledge our presence and show off its abilities, the sepals of these same flowers began to jerk outwards, one by one, thrilling us to bits. Could this be a kind of strategy to shake the pollen out of the anthers and shower it upon the bees, their pollinators?


Excellent photograph with pollinators and very interesting observation.
Glad to read the mail which is very different from the conventional topics…………


 

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At ShahapurAug’09?; at Sagar upvan (BPT gardens), Mumbai on 10 Nov. ’09; slopes of Ghangad  on the border of Pune- Raigad dist.- Oct’10?; in the forest near Karjat- Oct’10?; Erinocarpus Nimmonii – indiantreepix | Google Groups Erinocarpus nimmonii ex Graham -Cher – indiantreepix | Google Groups Tree of `Cher` – efloraofindia | Google Groups fruit and flower of che – efloraofindia | Google Groups 

 

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Prabalmachi  between Matheran and Panvel

Date: November 30, 2019 … Altitude: about 390 m (1,280 ft) asl
Erinocarpus nimmonii  J.Graham  

yes. very good observation esp in that habitat.
i have a question: why is it called Jungli bhindi.
i do not know of any bhindi that has those thorn like surface appendages.


I think they are soft/ flexible spines. Local folks use the fruits as vegetable. They must be having their own approach for broadly classifying forest vegetables and fruits.


oh, need some ethnobotany papers about that district?


 

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via Species‎ > ‎E‎ > Erinocarpus nimmonii J.Graham … family: Malvaceae ~ Tiliaceae
Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth
er-ee-no-KAR-pus — Latin: erinus (prickly); karpos (fruit)
nim-moh-NEE-eye — named for Joseph Nimmo, who completed Graham’s catalogue
commonly known as: Nimmo’s erinocarpusGujarati: ચેર cher, જંગલી ભીંડી jangli bhindiHindi: जंगली भिंडी jangli bhindiKannada: ಕಾಡು ಬೆಂಡೆ kaadu bendeKonkani: चवरा chavra, हिलवो hilvoMarathi: चौरा choura, चेर cher, वारिंग waring
botanical names: Erinocarpus nimmonii J.Graham … synonyms: Erinocarpus knimonii Hassk. • Erinocarpus nimmoanus Mast. … GBIF 
October 4, 2008 … Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary 


 

 
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