Friday, August 7, 2009

Jhau Gach: The Aussie in Indian Garden!

Jhau Gach or Jhau Gachh is very common shrub of India. Rarely we miss to have shot of our dear one standing in front of a Jhau Gach. Jhau gach is the bengali name of the shrub and I was really surprised to know that nobody care about its origin. When I asked others about the tree they simply replied "Itz just a jhau gach!"

The origin of the tree is Autralia, where it is know are oak or ironwood/beefwood. The name of the genus is Casuarina and there are more than 17 species in the family Casuarinaceae, almost all are native to Australasia.
In India they are known by different names in different parts, like Vilayati Saru in UP, Bihar, MP etc. ; chouk in Chennai and other southern part.
Well! no more gyan enjoy the beauty of the evergreen shrub and next time never forget to have a click in front of them!


Anonymous said...

Very beautiful tree. Nice shots.

Sharodindu said...

Thanks Tricia

Anonymous said...

lovely shots....simple yet beautiful!

R.Ramakrishnan said...

You have a nice photo blog. Enjoyed the pics. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your comments.Do drop in regularly.
Have a great day. Ram

Leslie said...

I love that you found intrest and beauty in something that others found ordinary.

Faye Pekas said...

Interesting information about the tree. If I ever do see one I will make it a point to photograph someone in front of it.

Wolynski said...

I don't see you in front of the tree... just kidding. Never knew India had flora imported from Australia.

Sharodindu said...

Thank you very much to all of you!
Thanks for spending some times with my photographs and lines...
Please keep visiting.
you all are always welcome in CLICK!

Sharodindu said...

I was there in the front of the tree but fortunately(for you ppl) or unfortunately was behind the camera ;)
@ Ram
@ Flyinstars
Thanks a lot! Please keep in touch!

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Jyoti said...

Hi, The photo is great but this is not Casuarina equisetifolia , rather it appears to be a cypress of some sort.