Mischodon zeylanicus Thwaites, Hooker’s J. Bot. Kew Gard. Misc. 6: 300 1854. ;
Sri Lanka, S. India, Andaman Is. as per WCSP;


Thampanai is a rare and little known species of tree peculiar to the island of Sri Lanka and South India.

It is described as a long leathery, linear-oblong obtuse-leaved tree. Spolia Zeylanica (1909, p 153) says that this tree occurs sparingly by the rivers. The tree may grow up to 30-40 feet high. Its wood, pink or pinkish white in colour, is moderately hard and is used for building. The wood also is said to be durable in water. The tree sprouts twice a year in February and in September and the young foliage is brownish red in colour.


It is indeed a rare species.  You can publish a short note on this species.  It is very poorly known in South India.  Recorded in cultivation from Indian Botanic Garden Kolkata and Andamans.  If you need references, contact me.


 
Thampanai is a rare and little known species of tree peculiar to the island of Sri Lanka and South India.
It is described as a long leathery, linear-oblong obtuse-leaved tree. Spolia Zeylanica (1909, p 153) says that this tree occurs sparingly by the rivers. The tree may grow up to 30-40 feet high. Its wood, pink or pinkish white in colour, is moderately hard and is used for building. The wood also is said to be durable in water. The tree sprouts twice a year in February and in September and the young foliage is brownish red in colour.


 

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This photo is copyrighted. Please upload it. It is taken from a cultivated plant in Indian Botanic Garden, Howrah by T. Chakrabarty

 

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This is the only member of subfamily Oldfieldioideae found in Asia. This small tree is under cultivation in Indian Botanic Garden, Howrah. Recorded to occur in Sri Lanka and South India.


 

 

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Shot today by Dr. T. K. Paul at Indian Botanical Gardens, Howrah.

The one at Lalbagh Botanical Gardens is in a sorry state. Half of it has dried up.
Raman Ji was kind enough to show me earlier.
I have taken some pictures last month.


  

 
 
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