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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Tendu Patta or Tuniki aakulu

These are Tendu patta or Tuniki aakulu (in Telugu). Beedies are rolled with these leaves.Apart from that, It is known for it's black heartwood,popularly known as ebony which is a precious material for carvings.The dried flowers of Tendu have medicinal values for Urinary,Skin, and Blood diseases.Its fruits are very sweet.

6 comments:

  1. nice click!

    But what are the brown spots? are they diseased?

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    1. Haha! I also wanted to ask the same question :)

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    2. Believe it or not..I expected this question from many readers...That's a dead tissue on the plant..generally called necrosis..O.k., thanks Kislaya and jahid..!

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    3. Good to know, thanx for info! :)

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