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Ficus religiosa or sacred fig is a species of fig native to the Indian subcontinent and Indochina that belongs to Moraceae, the fig or mulberry family. it is also known as the bodhi tree, pippala tree, peepul tree, Peepal tree or ashwattha tree. The sacred fig is considered to have a religious significance in three major religions that originated on the Indian subcontinent, Buddism, Hinduism, and Jainism. It is the type of tree under which Gautama Buddha is believed to have attained enlightenment.
Azadirachta indica, commonly known as neem, nim tree or Indian lilac, is a tree in the mahogany. family Meliaceae. It is one of two species in the genus Azadirachta and is native to the Indian subcontinent, i.e. India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives. It is typically grown in tropical and semi-tropical regions. Neem trees also grow in islands located in the southern part of Iran. Its fruits and seeds are the sources of neem oil.
Populus ciliata, the Himalayan poplar, is a large deciduous tree with a tall clean straight trunk and wide rounded crown, The bark of the young trees is smooth greenish-grey and the bark of the old trees is dark brown with vertical cracks, Leaves are broadly ovate with serrulate-create and hairy margins. Flowers are drooping raceme catkins appear before or with leaves. Populus ciliata flowers are dioecious, individual flowers are either male or female.
A banyan also spelled “banian” is a fig that begins its life as an epiphyte i.e. a plant that grows on another plant, when its seed germinates in a crack or crevice of a host tree or edifice. “Banyan” often specifically denominates Ficus Benghalensis (the “Indian banyan”), which is the national tree of used systematically in taxonomy to denominate the subgenus Urostingma.
Mango is a type of fruit. The mango tree is native to South Asia, from where it has been taken to become one of the most widely cultivated fruits in the tropics. It is harvested in the mouth of March (summer season) till the end of May. Pakistan and India share the major export market of mangoes. It is also their national fruit. Ripe mangoes are very sweet in taste but they are bitterly sour before they ripen. There are many different types of mangoes found in India such as Langra, Dusshera, Chausa. Tota etc.
It is a tropical tree native to the Guangdong and Fujian provinces of China, where cultivation is documented from 1059 AD. China is the main producer of lychees, followed by India, Other countries in Southeast Asia, the Indian Subcontinent and South Africa. A tall evergreen tree, the lychee bears small fleshy fruits. The outside of the fruit is pink-red, roughly textured and inedible, covering sweet flesh eaten in many different dessert dishes.
Papaya is a tall herbaceous plant in the genus Carica, its edible fruit is also called papaya. It is native to the tropical region of America, mainly from Southern Mexico to Central America. Now, these plants are grown in all tropical regions of the world. Papayas are plants of tropical regions and for growth and fruit production; they need a warm climate. They cannot live with low temperatures. This is now the only species in its genus.
An apple is a sweet, edible fruit produced by an apple tree. Apple trees are cultivated worldwide and are the most widely grown species in the genus Malus. The tree originated in Central Asia where its wild ancestor, Malus sieversii, is still found today. Apples have been grown for thousands of years in Asia and Europe and were brought to North America by European colonists. Apples have religious and mythological significance in many cultures, including Norse, Greek, and European Christian traditions.