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Nimboo

Dhauranjo or Indian Elm is a large deciduous tree, growing up to 18 m tall. It has grey coloured bark, peeling in corky scales on old trees. It has alternately arranged leaves elliptic-ovate, 8-14 cm long and 3-6 cm wide, smooth, with margins entire, and a pointed tip. Leaf base is heart-shaped or rounded. Crushed leaves of the plant emit an unpleasant odour. Flowers are small, yellow to brown in colour, borne in short racemes at the scars of fallen leaves. It is a moderate light demander and is not frost-hardy. It is a Monkey's favourite seasonal fruit.

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Lal Chandan, Raktachandan

Red Sanders or Lal Chandan Ped is a light-demanding moderate sized tree growing upto 8 m tall with a trunk 50–150 cm diameter. It is fast-growing when young, reaching 5 m tall in three years even on degraded soils.

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Semal, Shalmali

Bombax ceiba (Hindi name - Semal or Shalmali) grows to an average of 20 meters, with old trees up to 60 meters in wet tropical weather. This tree has a straight trunk and its leaves are deciduous in winter.

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Mahua, Mahwa, Madhuka1

Mahua is a tropical deciduous fast-growing tree that grows to 20 meters in height and possesses evergreen or semi-evergreen foliage. It is cultivated in warm and humid regions for its oleaginous seeds, flowers and wood. The tree grows on a wide variety of soils but thrives best on sandy soil.

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Sagaun

Teak also holds medicinal value. The bark is bitter tonic and is considered useful in fever. It is also useful in headache and stomach problems. Digestion may be enhanced by the teak wood or bark.

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Ber

In India, ber leaves are gathered to feed tasar silkworms; tasar silk, highly prized, is the only silk commercially exploited in the tropics. Ziziphus Mauritiana produces excellent firewood and good charcoal.

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Shisham, Sisu, Sheeshami

Shisham is a medium to large deciduous tree, native to India, with a light crown which reproduces by seeds and suckers. Shisham is among the finest cabinet, furniture and veneer timbers.

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Babool, Babul

Babool is a tree 5 m – 20 m high preferring sandy or sterile regions, with the climate dry during the greater part of the year. The crown is somewhat flattened or rounded, with a moderate density. The branches have a tendency to droop downwards if the crown is roundish.

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Jamaphal, Peru, Jamb, Amrood, Amrut

Psidium guajava Linn is a small semi deciduous tropical tree commonly known as guava or ‘Amrood’ in north India and is widely grown throughout India for its fruits. It is common in the backyards.

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Arjuna, Sadad, Arjun

The height of the Arjuna tree reaches upto 60 - 85 feet. It is the evergreen tree with the yellow flowers and conical leaves. Its grown in most parts of India and has been used in Ayurvedic formulation since ancient times.

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Mangroves

Mangroves are a family of about 70 different species of trees worldwide. Mangroves grow in the tropics only and mainly in coastal areas. Mangrove forests have an important function in our ecosystem as natural coastal protection;

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Shikakai

Acacia concinna (Hindi name - Shikakai) is a climbing shrub native to Asia, common in the warm plains of central and south India. The plants are medium fast growing and which is bushy cum creeper. These plants having curvy thorns, once the plants are developed animals even elephants not able to cross.

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Neem

Neem is perhaps the most useful traditional medicinal plant in India. Each part of the neem tree has some medicinal property and is thus commercially exploitable. It has, for a very long time, been a friend and protector of the Indian villager.

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Sahajan, Munaga, Sondana, Segva

Drumstick tree is a small, shrub or tree that can reach 12 m in height at maturity and can live for up to 20 years. It has deep roots, and therefore it can survive in dry regions, and a wide-open crown with a single stem.

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Papeeta

Papaya (Hindi name - Papeeta) is a small, unbranched tree, with a single stem growing to 5-10 m tall, with the spirally arranged leaves. It is short-lived in nature. It lacks the enduring woody stem but interestingly, is very fast growing.

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Amla

Amla is a gift of nature to mankind. It is an indispensable part of the Ayurvedic and Unani system of medicine. Amla has amazing remedial qualities. here are two varieties of amla - cultivated (gramya) and wild (vanya). The wild amla is small, hard and has lots of fiber while the cultivated amla is big, smooth and juicy. The fruit of the amla tree possess medicinal value. It is basically sour but at times it is sweet and pungent also

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Karanja- Pongamia

Karanja is a medium sized tree and is normally planted along the highways, roads and canals to stop soil erosion. It is one of the few nitrogen fixing trees to produce seeds containing 30-32% oil.

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Siris, shirish

Albizia lebbek is a tree well known in the Indian subcontinent for its range of uses. It appears to have potential for increasing pastoral production in extensive systems in the wet-dry tropics where the major problem is low feed quality of the basal diet, mature tropical grasses.

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Baheda, Bibhitika

Beleric is a large deciduous tree found throughout India, in areas up to an altitude of 1,000 meters. The tree takes a height of 30 meters, while the bark is brownish grey in color. The tree yields a good-quality firewood and charcoal with calorific value of sapwood being 5000 kcal/kg.

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Harra, Harad

It is a deciduous tree growing to 30-metre (98 ft) tall, with a trunk up to 1-metre (3 ft 3 in) in diameter. Highly esteemed by the Hindus, and a mythological origin has been assigned to it.

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jungle jalebi or ganga imli,

P. dulce is a tree that reaches a height of about 10 to 15 m (33 to 49 ft). his hardy American tree is native along coasts from California through Mexico to South America, but is now found throughout the tropics.

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Seemathangadi

Cassia siamea is a medium sized evergreen tree having a great many branches. The leaves are arranged in cascades and the flowers hang in bunches not unlike grapes. The petals are yellow and are from 5 cm to 7 cm in length.

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