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Explore #227

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Common name: Dita bark, Devil tree, Shaitan ka jhar, Chitvan (Hindi), Satvin (Marathi), Daivappala (Malayalam), Ezilai piLLai (Tamil), Mukumpalai (Tamil), Chattim (Bengali)
Botanical name: Alstonia scholaris Family: Apocynaceae (oleander family)
This elegant evergreen tree is found in most parts of India.
Its is commonly known as the Devil Tree, as it is considered to be the abode of the devil, in popular imagination. On the Western Ghats, tribal people are reluctant to sit or pass under this tree, for the fear of the devil.
All parts of the tree can be considered poisonous. It is a tall elegant tree with greyish rough bark. Branches are whorled, and so are the leaves, that is, several of them coming out of the same point. The tree is really elegant whether it is flowering or not. The slightly rounded, leathery, dark green leaves form whorls of 4-7. And a very regular branching gives the tree a beautiful shape. The wood is too soft for making anything - so it is usually used in making packing boxes, blackboards etc. Its bark, known as Dita Bark, is used in traditional medicine to treat dysentry and fever.
In October small, green yet fragrant flowers appear. The smell is so strong during night time that it is difficult to go near it and can be smelled as far as 500 feet or more depending on wind direction.
The generic name commemorates the distinguished botanist, Prof. C. Alston of Edinburgh, 1685-1760. The species name scholaris refers to the fact that the timber of this tree has traditionally been used to make wooden slates for school children.

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Remembering and sending my best wishes to a dear friend.

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N 18 B 1.2K C 67 E Aug 31, 2007 F Aug 31, 2007
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This was about to fall down. I tried my best to save it, but could prevent only one.
How?
See the next one.

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N 0 B 5 C 0 E Aug 31, 2010 F Oct 24, 2012
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romey satjot nagar


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