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Triphal

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Re: Bael fruit.
« Reply #25 on: October 18, 2020, 04:16:46 PM »
The blunt woody spines are unlike the sharp thorns we see in Zyziphus jujuba or some citrus varieties et.al. and they look like remnants of old broken twigs from the trunk. Bigger and older the trees are lesser are those spines on the trunk. The blunt spines are somewhat similar to same sized Flacourtia jangomas anf Flacourtia remontchi/indica.

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Re: Bael fruit.
« Reply #26 on: October 18, 2020, 08:30:31 PM »
The blunt woody spines are unlike the sharp thorns we see in Zyziphus jujuba or some citrus varieties et.al. and they look like remnants of old broken twigs from the trunk. Bigger and older the trees are lesser are those spines on the trunk. The blunt spines are somewhat similar to same sized Flacourtia jangomas anf Flacourtia remontchi/indica.
My bael tree has very sharp thorns, not blunt at all.
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Re: Bael fruit.
« Reply #27 on: October 22, 2020, 08:58:02 PM »
Oscar you are right about the long spines/thorns of Bael-trees through couple phone calls about our trees. It was 15 years or so ago that I last saw Bael-trees. Thanks.

 

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