Species Identity:
I have No pictures,
There is a Species at the Local Timber Depot Called Panchras (Marathi)
Couldn’t Find it’s Botanical name after much digging around,
Location Would be Palghar District and Around Mumbai.
Please Help Identify.


I think the local timber depot has named some “wood” as panchras. I am not aware of it.
Literal meaning of panchras is mixture of five juices – the name is used in ayurveda, referring to various mixtures of five different species of plants, used in medical treatment.
Try google searching these word variants of panchras: पांचरस, पंचरस, पंचारस
I could not find any single species by that name.

The Name comes from Local Names.
For Example They Refer to Aldina Cordifolia as Haid or Haldoo Or Hedi.
I Suspect the Species is Muntingia calabura.


Local names of native plants are quite popular and are found on internet and most of them find their names entered in dictionaries, reference books, literature, articles.
Thus Haid, Haldoo and Hedi – names of Aldina cordifolia are well known.
However names of exotic or foreign trees are given names by people locally, and may not be known beyond a region.
The exotic Muntingia calabura has one name given in Marathi – केवनी or केवणी … but this may not be a popular name.
I have not yet come across the name पांचरस or पंचरस or पंचारस for Muntingia calabura
Thanks very much to … for sharing this information.

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Botanical Name for a Tree called Panchras In marathi:
I have No pictures,
There is a Species at the Local Timber Depot Called Panchras (Marathi)
Couldn’t Find it’s Botanical name after much digging around,
Location Would be Palghar District and Around Mumbai.
Please Help Identify.


Same query as at Species Identity


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