Elaeocarpus is a genus of tropical and subtropical evergreen trees and shrubs. The seeds of Elaeocarpus ganitrus are used to make rudraksha, a type of. Elaeocarpus sphaericus (rudraksha), belonging to the family Elaeocarpeaceae is popular in indigenous system of medicine including Ayurveda, Siddha and. The genus, Elaeocarpus, is believed to have more than sps. It is distributed from Madagascar in the west, to India, SE Asia, Malaysia, south China, Japan.

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Elaeocarpus angustifolius Rudraksha from Delhi: Elaeoxarpus angustifolius Blume syn: Only two trees are planted in the garden. I was following this plant for quite some time and was very happy when inflorescence appeared in April, remained unopened for nearly one month, but unfortunately fell down without opening in last week of May, perhaps not able to flower in Dry hot climate of Delhi.

Location- chandigarh habit- medium sized Tree habitat- shot at a garden temperature- 15 degree C minimum fruits- still raw almost 1inch across, round taste like that elaeocarpsu the raw Terminalia bellirica fruit. This tree produces blue fruit and the typical beads which are used for making malas.

Species name may be Elaeocarpus ganitrus or E. The tree is tall and straight. Leaves are glabrous, slightly crenate, and turn red before falling. I think it is different from An Illustrated Dictionary edited by C. Khare Elaepcarpus ganitrus Roxb. Elaeocarpus angustifolius PIER species info.

Blue Fig or Quandong – Elaeocarpus Angustifolius. Details of some important contributors.

Elaeocarpus – Wikipedia

Stars of the month. Books on Indian Flora. Indian Flora facebook group. Names of Plants in India site. Role of eFI in Sc. Threatened Taxa of Telangana State. This plant is in my garden. I was told that it is of Rudraksha but I doubt so. Sorry to disappoint you, it is not Rudraksha. I have attached a picture of Rudraksh for reference.

The genus, Elaeocarpusis believed to have more than sps.

Except for central America and tropical Africa, it covers all sphadricus tropical regions of the world, extending into the temperate regions of Japan and New Zealand too. However, according to Wikipedia, Rudrakshas are seed of many Elaeocarpus sps but mostly seed of Elaeocarpus ganitrusthe Rudraksha Tree.

Can anyone give an explanation? Rudraksha seed apart from its religious significance has also medicinal properties. Another little known fact is that the timber of the Rudraksha tree was used to make aeroplane propellors during World War I. Eflora of China also relegates E. Please find attached images of a tree 30 elaeocaprus tall in my garden at Pune.


I’d be very interested to find out the etymology of a name like Rudraksha So it basically means, eyes of lord Shiva. It is related to Hindu mythology. The seeds are referred to as the Rudraksha or Eyes of Lord Shiva.

It is related to hindu mythology. I searched on the internet some of the reference related to its origin for you. Hope you will find them interesting. Due to these qualities he became proud and started to trouble deities and sages.

No one was able to defeat this strong demon in war. Lord Shiva closed elaeodarpus eyes and meditated for some time. When he opened his lotus shaped eyes tears fell from them on the earth. Wherever his tears fell the Rudraksha tree Grew. The fruits that grow on this tree are known as Rudraksha Beads.

Lord Shiva then used his deadly divine weapon known as Aghor and destroyed Tripurasur. According to another sphaerifus text Shiva Mahapuran, Parvati the divine consort of Lord Shiva asked him the elaeocarpua of Rudraksha.

Elaeocarpus sphaericus

On hearing her question Shiva said that he did penance for a thousand years. Tired of keeping his eyes closed for so long, Shiva opened them. A few teardrops fell to the ground and from these tears, the Rudraksha tree was born. The seeds of the tree were distributed on the earth.

Thank you for your help. Can sphxericus tell me where to look to find out why the tree is called “Eyes of Lord Shiva”? Does it refer to a part of the tree? Rudra is Lord Shankar of Hindu mythology, and aksha is eye. There was lot of discussion on Rudrakshabut little of Botany.

Hard tubercled nuts are made into rosaries and bracelets, which are worn by holymen, and Brahmins. Also used in making necklaces and buttons. In Hindi another plant is also known Rudraksha- Guazuma ulmifolia elaeoacrpus Sterculiaceaethe plant in photo is not the same. I saw this tree for the first time at Dehradun.

That was in I saw a grown up tree with fruits at Tezpur in In fact I made a rosary from the stones of the fruits I collected. I found two big trees in apark here. The tree is full of fruits at this time of the year. Photos of Elaeocarpus sphaericus.

This tree is in a private bunglow in the Pune city. I have always admired the blue berries of Elaeocarpus sphaericus because of its sometimes shiny, sometimes iridescent blue coat esp in digital photos is very peaceful and delightful.

I have wondered about the flowers. Thank you for showing these Once at a herbal garden local gardeners showed us some plant with white flowers and said it was Rudraksha tree, but later when the botanists came. I do sphaericcus recall the name I can still see the flowers and leaves clearly in my head but cant remember the name Many years back I conducted field experiments on different aspects of Rudraksh with farmers and herb growers.


Here is list of online documents. Positive and negative effects of Rudraksh plant parts alone and in combination with other herbs on selected Agricultural crops. Positive and negative effects of Rudraksh plant parts alone and in combination with other herbs on selected medicinal and aromatic crops. Positive and negative effects of Rudraksh plant parts alone and in combination with other herbs on selected vegetable crops. Positive and negative effects of Rudraksh plant parts alone and in combination with other elaeocarpud on selected forest tree species.

Positive and negative effects of Rudraksh plant parts alone and in combination with other herbs on selected medicinal herbs growing as weeds in surroundings. Positive and negative effects of Rudraksh plant parts alone and in combination with other herbs on selected forest herbs. Use in Pest Management. Positive and negative effects of Rudraksh plant parts alone and in combination sphaerocus other herbs on selected Ornamentals.

Rudraksh based Traditional herbal combinations and its use in different stages of Sickle Cell Anaemia in Indian state Chhattisgarh. Traditional medicinal knowledge about medicinal herbs used with Rudraksh in different forms in shock treatment by the Traditional Healers of Indian state Chhattisgarh.

This documents are available through Google search. You can enrich Rudraksh through Traditional Allelopathic Knowledge. I think the salt resistant plant which you were mentioning is Scaveola taccada. Thank youyou are smart that you guessed what I had in mind Soon after I wrote the message elaeocarpis, my mind would not let me rest, I went to flowers of India site and searched for WHITE flowers, found the picture I had in my mind The pictures are by our own Googling got me another plant: WHAT I do not know is what’s the difference in these two Attaching an image of the 63rd member of the series.

Botanical name of the plant in the picture is Elaeocarpus sphaericus. An Elaeocarpus sphaericus planted in Hiranandani Gardens in Powai, Mumbaihas flowered in July for the first time and I was fortunate enough to take the pictures of it on 18th July, Here I have attached some pictures to share with you all. I shaericus never seed flowers’ pictures before now thru your efforts and eyes will get to see the seeds.