Tilia platyphyllos Scop., Fl. Carniol. ed. 2, 1: 373 1771.;
Common name: Large-Leaf Lime
Cultivated in Himachal Pradesh; Native of Europe as per BSI Flora of India;
Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Corsica, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Denmark,
France, Greece, Switzerland, Netherlands, Spain, Hungary, Italy, former
Yugoslavia, Poland, Romania, W-Ukraine, Belarus (introduced), Estonia
(introduced), ?Sicily, Sweden, England (introduced), Turkey (Inner Anatolia,
N-Anatolia, NE-Anatolia, NW-Anatolia: Bithynia, SSW-Anatolia, W-Anatolia,
WN-Anatolia), Iran (EC-Iran, N-Iran), India (introduced), Bolivia (c), USA (c),
Canada (c), Uzbekistan (introduced)
as per Catalogue of Life;

Images by Gurcharan Singh (inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade)


Malvaceae Week: Tilia platyphyllos from KashmirTilia platyphyllos Scop.,  Fl. Carniol. ed. 2, 1: 373 1771.

Common names: big-leaf linden, broadleaf lime, large-leaf lime, large-leaf linden
Tree with pubescent young branches; leaves broadly ovate, up to 12 cm long, obliquely cordate, regularly serrate, pubescent beneath especially along veins; flowers creamish in drooping cymes, usually 3, rarely 4-6 flowered, peduncle united for half its length to the ligulate bract; sepals and petals five each; stamens many; fruit pear-shaped.
Photographed from Emporium Garden in Srinagar, Kashmir.

very nice to see asian lindens… which by the way are supposed to be more varieties than northwestern hemisphers…
wonder how many do we have in the himalayas…

A European plant … I have seen a single cultivated tree in Kashmir (seeing it since 1970) grown in Kashmir Arts Emporium Garden in Srinagar, which interestingly has several interesting plants grown since a long time

flowers/ fruits give the appearence of fig 

They remind more of a fossil group Glossopteridae which was common in Jurassic along with Dinosaurs and perished at the same time, having its inflorescence attached to the petiole of leaf, a structure known as
gonophyll, which at least one author (Melville) thought gave rise to angiosperms. The fossils of this group are met in all present day splits of original Gondwana land of which India was once a part.



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