COMMON HAWTHORN (Crategus monogyna) A tree of common hawthorn Family: Rosaceae Other names: One seeded hawthorn, thorn apple. Common hawthorn is believed to be a native of a quite wide region beginning from Europe, Northwest Africa and Western Asia. It has now reached in many parts of the world.
PENNDAAK (Crataegus songarica) A tree portion of penndaak Family: Rosaceae Synonyms: Crataegus fischeri, Crataegus gharanica Other name: Asian hawthorn, ringe khul (kashmiri) Penndaak is the Asian species of hawthorn. This is basically a temperate fruit growing in many parts of Central Asia Xinxiang at altitudes between 800-2700 m. In India,
HAWTHORNE (Crataegus oxycantha) A plant of hawthorne Family: Rosaceae Other names: White thorn, hogberry, hagtorn Hawthorne is a thorny growing mostly in hedgerows and fields in the temperate regions of Europe and the British Isles. Its name originates from the Greek word kratos meaning strength and refers to the nature
GHINGARU (Pyracantha crenulata) Portion of a ghingru shrub Family: Rosaceae Synonyms: Crataegus crenulata Other names: Chhota seb, Nepal firethorn Ghingaru is believed to be a native of Nepal and China. In India, it is distributed from Sutlej valley to Bhutan between 1000 – 2600 m. In the North Indian state of Himachal
TOYON (Heteromeles arbutifolia) A tree of toyon Family: Rosaceae Synonyms: Crataegus arbutifolia, Heteromeles salicifolia Other names: California holly, Christmas berry Toyon is a native of America. It can be seen commonly growing the foothills and low mountains up to 4,000 feet. It is found in open woodlands and chaparral habitats and
OLOSAPO (Couepia polyandra) A tree of olosapo Family: Chrysobalanaceae Synonyms: Other names: Baboon cap (Belize), Zapote Amarillo Olasapo is a lesser known fruit native to Central America. It bears elliptical greenish fruit which look like dill pickles hanging from branches. The fruit is gathered from the wild by local people,
HIMALAYAN STRAWBERRY TREE (Cornus capitata) A tree of Himalayan strawberry Family Cornaceae Synonyms: Benthamia capitata, Benthsmis fragifera, Benthamia capitata var. khasiana, Cornus capitata subsp. capitata, Cornus capitata var. khasiana, Cynoxylon capitatum, Cynoxylon glabriusculum, Dendrobenthamia capitata, Dendrobenthamia emeiensis English names: Himalayan strawberry tree, Bentham’s Cornel, Evergreen dogwood, Headed-flowered dogwood, Mountain moon, Himalayan flowering dogwood. Other names:
BUNCHBERRY (Cornus canadensis) A bunchberry shrub in full bloom Family: Cornaceae Synonyms: Chamaepericlymenum canadense, Cornella canadensis Other names: Pigeon berry, pudding berry, gozen tachibana (Japan), cao zhu yu Bunchberry is a fruit from the coldest temperate regions of the world. It is believed to be a native of Northern China.
PURUI (Alibertia edulis) A shrub of purui Family: Rubiaceae Synonyms: Cordiera edulis, Genipa edulis. Other names: Marmelada Purui is native to Soth America. It grows in Bolivia, Peru and Brazil, Noth through Central America to Mexico and Carribearica. Madrono is a characteristic plant of savannahs and open woodland, especially
LASSORA (Cordia obliqua) A tree of lassora Synonyms: Cordia wallichii, Cordia myxa, Cordia latifolia Family: Moraginaceae English name: Large sebesten Indian names: chinna-nakeru, kichavirigi, nekkera (Andhra Pradesh); bahubara, bohari, bohodari, buhal (Bengal); bargund, gadgundi, nanugundi, pisten, sepisten (Gujrat); lassura(Himachal Pradesh); lasora, chhota, lasora (Hindi); chikkachalle, challe, dodda, challe (Karnataka); viri, cheruviri (Kerala); shelwant, burgund dubiwur, motabhokhar (Maharashtra);lassora, (Punjab); geduri, giduri (Sind); bahuvaraka. bahuwara, bhutvriksha, gandhapushpa (Sanskrit); naruvili, ali, namviri (Tamil Nadu)