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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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Guras, burans or laliguras

Rhododendron is a genus of 1,024 species of woody plants in the Ericaceae family. It is either evergreen or deciduous having wide distribution in Asia. In India, the genus Rhododendron is represented by about 80 species. It is distributed mainly in different regions and altitudes of Himalayas with a greater concentration in the temperate region of the Eastern Himalayas.

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Guras, Semru, Bell Guras

Rhododendron is a genus of 1,024 species of woody plants in the Ericaceae family. It is either evergreen or deciduous having wide distribution in Asia. In India, the genus Rhododendron is represented by about 80 species. It is distributed mainly in different regions and altitudes of Himalayas with a greater concentration in the temperate region of the Eastern Himalayas.

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Guras, Chimal

Rhododendron is a genus of 1,024 species of woody plants in the Ericaceae family. It is either evergreen or deciduous having wide distribution in Asia. In India, the genus Rhododendron is represented by about 80 species. It is distributed mainly in different regions and altitudes of Himalayas with a greater concentration in the temperate region of the Eastern Himalayas. Rhododendrons are among the most popular flowering plants that adorn the mountains with attractive flowers of different shades.

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Oak Banj

An Oak is a tree or shrub in the genus Quercus of the Fagaceae family. There are about 600 extant species of Oaks. The Oak is native to the Northern Hemisphere, and includes both deciduous and evergreen species. The natural habitat for an Oak range from cool temperate to tropical ecosystems in the America, Asia, Europe and North Africa. In India, Oak trees generally occur in the temperate areas of the Himalaya. The main use of the tree is as a source of fuel wood and the leaves are a good fodder to the livestock.

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Oak Buk

An Oak is a tree or shrub in the genus Quercus of the Fagaceae family. There are about 600 extant species of Oaks. The Oak is native to the Northern Hemisphere, and includes both deciduous and evergreen species. The natural habitat for an Oak range from cool temperate to tropical ecosystems in the America, Asia, Europe and North Africa. In India, Oak trees generally occur in the temperate areas of the Himalaya. The main use of the tree is as a source of fuel wood and the leaves are a good fodder to the livestock. About 32 species of Oaks are found in the Indian subcontinent including Myanmar.

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Oak Phalat

An Oak is a tree or shrub in the genus Quercus of the Fagaceae family. There are about 600 extant species of Oaks. The Oak is native to the Northern Hemisphere, and includes both deciduous and evergreen species. The natural habitat for an Oak range from cool temperate to tropical ecosystems in the America, Asia, Europe and North Africa. In India, Oak trees generally occur in the temperate areas of the Himalaya. The main use of the tree is as a source of fuel wood and the leaves are a good fodder to the livestock. About 32 species of Oaks are found in the Indian subcontinent including Myanmar.

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Jamun

Jamun is an evergreen tropical tree in the flowering plant family Myrtaceae. It is native to the Indian Subcontinent, the adjoining region of Southeast Asia, China and Queensland. A slow growing species Jamun can reach heights of up to 30mtr and can live more than 100 years. Its dense foliage provides shade and fruits are eagerly sought by several native birds and wildlife. The Jamun timber is water resistant, and also used in railway sleepers, and to install motors in wells. The leaves are mostly used as a nutritional fodder for livestock. It starts flowering from March to April. The flowers are fragrant and small, the fruits develop by May and June resembles large berries. The seed of the fruits is used in many alternative healing systems like Ayurveda, Unani and Chinese medicine. The bark of the Jamun tree is used in dyeing and tanning. India ranks second in the production of Jamun in the world.

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Bakain

Melia azedarach has many common names, including chinaberry tree, Pride of India, bead-tree, and Indian Lilac. It is a fast-growing deciduous species in the Mahogany family, Meliaceae, native to Indomalaya and Australasia region. The adult tree has a rounded crown and can attain a height of about 40 meters in closed, moist forest condition, though it is much smaller in the cooler and drier regions in which it is sometimes grown and where is much more likely to be just 10 to15 metres tall. The main utility of the chinaberry tree is its medium density timber. It is a very important tree species for local people, providing a wide range of medicinal applications; an insecticide and repellent; a useful timber and fodder and many other commodities. It is often cultivated in many parts of the tropics for its many useful qualities. It is also a preferred species for re-forestation in its native areas because of its fast-growing nature and aesthetic crown appearance.

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Silver Fir

Abies densa is a large evergreen coniferous tree species in the family Pinaceae growing up to 40-50meter height, on mountainous terrain typically with an extremely wet climate, well-marked monsoons and annual precipitation of more than 2,000mm. It is a dominant conifer in the upper coniferous belt of the central and eastern Himalayas typically with heavy clay soils. Popularly known as the Silver fir also called the Himalayan alpine fir, it is an important component species of the mixed broadleaved-coniferous forest for the temperate region in regulating overall local ecology and maintaining endemic wildlife. It is a natural home for high dwelling arboreal fauna including the elusive Red Panda in the temperate zone. Besides its ecological significance the species also gives out a resinous essential oil and its timber are mainly used as construction wood, furniture, pulpwood and paper manufacture. The species also has medicinal properties the locals use its leaves as astringent, carminative, expectorant, stomachic and tonic and an essential oil obtained from the leaves is used to treat colds, rheumatism and nasal congestion.

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Bamboo

The Bamboos are evergreen perennial flowering plants in the subfamily Bambusoideae of the grass family Poaceae. Most Bamboo species are native and widely distributed to warm and moist tropical and warm temperate climates. Bamboos are of notable economic and cultural significance

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Bar, Banyan, Fig

Ficus is a genus of about 850 species of woody trees, shrubs, vines, epiphytes and hemi-epiphytes in the family Moraceae. It is collectively known as fig trees or figs having a wide distribution throughout the tropics with a few species extending into the semi-warm temperate zone.

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Peepal, Bodhi tree, sacred fig

Ficus is a genus of about 850 species of woody trees, shrubs, vines, epiphytes and hemi-epiphytes in the family Moraceae. It is collectively known as fig trees or figs having a wide distribution throughout the tropics with a few species extending into the semi-warm temperate zone.

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Tendu

Tendu is a species of flowering tree in the family Ebenaceae native to India and Sri Lanka. It is a medium-sized tree or shrub that can be deciduous in drier regions and evergreen in moist locations.

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Custard Apple

Custard apple is a small, well-branched deciduous or semi-evergreen tree or shrub from the family Annonaceae, that bears edible fruits called sugar-apples or sweetsops.

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Tooni

Tooni, otherwise known as mountain cedar or red cedar is a vigorous deciduous tree in the mahogany family, growing up to 35meter height with a wide distribution throughout southern Asia from Afganistan to Papua New Guinea and Australia.

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Paanisaj

Paanisaj or Hollock or commonly known as East Indian Almond is a larger evergreen tree growing up to 40meter tall belongs to the family Combretaceae. Its habitat ranges at forests in valleys and lower hills.

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Kachnar

Bauhinia is a genus of more than 500 species of flowering plants in the subfamily Cercidoiceae within the large flowering plant family Fabaceae. Most of the Bauhinia species have a pan-tropical distribution. Many species from the genus are widely planted in the tropics as an Orchid tree, particularly in India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, and south-eastern China. Bauhinia trees typically reach a height of 6–12 m and their branches spread 3–6 m outwards.

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