30 September 2009

A Study in Scarlet


I saw this bright red seeds / fruits recently in a house near Pepiliyana. The tree which was about 15 feet tall seems to belong to the family of palm trees. I saw lot of birds attracted to the same but I did not try to eat them although they look very edible. I was unable to find the name of this interesting palm.

Any guess anyone?

21 comments:

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful and lovely shot ! Great..Unseen Rajasthan

Prospero said...

Veitchia merrilli has pretty red fruit, but that's just a guess. Very pretty, indeed.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful seeds/fruits, K.... They make a pretty photo. I'm sure the birds love them. Thanks for sharing!

Betsy

Michelle Johnson said...

that fruit certainly looks edible but until you identify the tree i wouldn't taste the fruit. great picture though. good night~

yakayaka said...

i have the same ones in my garden - i dont know what they are tho, we have all sorts of birds coming in thanks to it. most notably the gorgeous kahakurulla (i dont know what they're called in english)

Chavie said...

we have one of those in our garden too, not sure about the name though... :D

Gadgetgirl said...

Those black and orange like birds love this plant!

Lovely picture!

Robin said...

They look a bit similar to dates, but I don't think that's quite right. Whatever they are they make a lovely photo.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Unseen Rajasthan,
Thanks for your comments :)

Prospero,
I just googled for Veitchia merrilli, and it looks very similar! Thanks!!

Betsy,
Yes..birds were right at it and looks like they were having a party of it!

Michelle,
Since birds are eating it is not poisonous at all. Definitly looks edible but not sure until i get proof :)

Yakayaka,
Nice to know that you have the same tree in your garden. I found this name for ‘kaha kurulla’ from Wikipedia - Black-hooded Oriole.
Also it seem to be the same type of birds that come to this fruit.. !

Chavie,
Seems like this is a popular tree now. Lots of people have it in their garden :)

Gadgetgirl,
Guess you mean the same kaha kurulla that Yakayaka mentioned.

Robin,
Yes, definitely it must be related to dates and similar palms. Question is whether they are sweet as dates :)


Thanks all for your comments and information!

rainfield61 said...

If you have the answer, then I have mine as well.

Sunny said...

Very pretty, lovely color. I have no idea what they are, I know I would not want to eat them!
Sunny :)

Kirigalpoththa said...

Rainfield,
Yes if and when I know i'll tell you all :)

Sunny,
Birds have almost finished the seeds by now..Still the remainder has the bright pretty colours..

Thanks all for your comments!

Icy BC said...

I don't know what it is, but it sure looks interesting!

moosh said...

The fruit looks edible but until identified I would not eat. It is the sane where I just moved. There is alot of fruit on trees I do not recongize. Will eat if I can figure out what is ok.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Icy BC,
Thanks for your comments!

Moosh,
Me too. Won't touch them till I know what it is :)
Thanks for dropping by and for your comments!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Clusters of sweet fruit
tantalize a thousand birds—
come, peck and savor.

My Ruby Tuesday

Kirigalpoththa said...

Magical Mystical Teacher,
Beautiful poem :) Many thanks!!

Linnea W said...

Don't know what they are but I can see why the birds would be attracted to them, though. Don't think I'd try eating them...probably couldn't reach them!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Linnea,
You may be able to reach them. It is about 6 and half feet above ground :)

siddeshwar said...

looks similar to Arecanut, must be closely related to it.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Siddeshwar,
yep tree and the leaves are very much like arecanut :)