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[Ambassador report] Water Storage In Terminalia Tomentosa

by Asmita Gaire | 05-07-2020 11:16 Comments 10 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations



Imagine, you get stucked into the forest. You have no water and you can't find any water sources nearby. Your thirst have no limit and your water bottle is also emptied. What will you do, then?

You must have heard about animal that can store water like camel. But have you ever heard about plant that stores water? You may have heard about number of plants. But Terminalia tomentosa may be new for you. Terminalia tomentosa is a tree that is also called as crocodile bark. It is native to southern and southeast Asia in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam. It is  casually known as Crocodile Bark tree due to the characteristic bark pattern or it's bark look like crocodile skin. It has numbers of peculiar characterstics, out of which they can store water is the fascinating one. Even a person who visit forest drink water from this tree. The best thing is it is edible and is good from medicinal point of view as well. It has curative value and helps to cure stomach pain. Tassar silkworm moth eats it's leaves. It is also good for making gums that has great medicinal value. Tannin from it's bark is used in tannin industry. Juice from this tree is used as colouring agents for cotton and silk cloths.
So, if you get into the forest with Terminalia Tomentosa, you needn't worry for water.
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10 Comments

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Asmita

    Greetings and Namaste from Nepal
    Wishing you a safe stay
    Thank you for your report on Water Storage In Terminalia Tomentosa

    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.
    Green Cheers :)

    Best wishes,
    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 14-07-2020 09:57

Sang Su Mentor

  • Sang Su Mentor says :
    Hi Asmita Gaire, this is a mentor, Sang Su Lee.

    Thank you for introducing an interesting species of plants. I will remember this information just in case that I might be trapped in the forest. No one knows what will happen in the future :p.

    Also, I want to correct one misconception in your article. You've mentioned that in camel humps, there is water. However, there is actually fat in camel humps. This fat can produce water when camels need it.

    Thank you for your article. Cheers~
    Posted 13-07-2020 01:10

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Greetings Jasmine
    I hope you are doing well

    Thank you so much for your feedback
    Green cheers
    Regards
    Asmita Gaire
    Posted 10-07-2020 22:46

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Greetings Bal Krishna dai
    I hope you are doing well

    Thank you so much for your feedback
    Green cheers
    Regards
    Asmita Gaire
    Posted 10-07-2020 22:45

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Greetings Sandhya
    I hope you are doing well

    Thank you so much for your feedback
    Green cheers
    Regards
    Asmita Gaire
    Posted 10-07-2020 22:45

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Greetings taehyun mentor
    I hope you are doing well

    Thank you so much for your feedback
    Green cheers
    Regards
    Asmita Gaire
    Posted 10-07-2020 22:45

Jasmine Karki

  • Jasmine Karki says :
    Greetings di
    I do hope you are all good ..

    Thank you so much for sharing this report with us!!
    Its really interesting and informative.
    Hope to learn more and more from you .
    Green cheers,

    Regards
    Jasmine karki
    Posted 08-07-2020 16:05

Bal krishna Pandey

  • Bal krishna Pandey says :
    Thank you very much for the information about the tree plant.
    green cheers~
    Posted 06-07-2020 00:27

Taehyun Mentor

  • Taehyun Mentor says :
    Hello Asmita Gaire, this is mentor Taehyun!

    Thank you for the introduction of the watery plant called Terminalia Tomentosa! There are plants like that in Korea, too. It is a plant called Acer picum, which is so famous in Korea that some people take the sap from this plant for their health. When I look at these things, I can feel that nature is mysterious. I should be more thankful for nature's gifts!

    Thank you for the report!

    Green cheers!
    Posted 05-07-2020 20:43

Sandhya Adhikari

  • Sandhya Adhikari says :
    Hello Asmita dd,
    I hope you are fine there and doing great with your works.

    Thank you so much for sharing about water storage in Terminalla Tomentosa.

    Keep writing,
    Looking forward to read more from you,

    Yours,
    Sandhya
    Posted 05-07-2020 11:47

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