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Helicteres isora

Synonyms: Helicteres chrysocalyx; Helicteres grewiifolia; Helicteres macrophylla; Helicteres roxburghii; Isora corylifolia

Wikipedia Abstract

Helicteres isora, sometimes called the Indian screw tree, is a species of small tree or large shrub found in Asia including Indian Subcontinent, South China, Malay Peninsula, Java and Saudi Arabia. Also, found in Australia. The red flowers are pollinated mainly by birds of the sunbird family. It possesses an impressive range of nutritional and medicinal properties. Fibres from the bark are used to make rope. They are also visited by many butterflies and hymenoptera.
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Axis axis (chital)[1]
Bos frontalis gaurus (gaur)[2]
Cerococcus indicus (yellow cotton scale)[3]
Elephas maximus (Asiatic Elephant)[4]
Rusa unicolor (sambar)[1]
Turdoides striata (Bengal jungle babbler)[5]



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1Food habits of ungulates in dry tropical forests of Gir Lion Sanctuary, Gujarat, India, Jamal A. KHAN, Acta Theriologica 39 (2): 185-193,1994.
2Studies on the food and feeding habits of Gaur Bos gaurus H. Smith (Mammalia: Artiodactyla: Bovidae) in two protected areas of Goa, Suman D. Gad & S.K. Shyama, Journal of Threatened Taxa | 1(2): 128-130 | February 2009
3Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
4Ecology of the Asian Elephant in Southern India. II. Feeding Habits and Crop Raiding Patterns, R. Sukumar, Journal of Tropical Ecology Vol. 6, No. 1 (Feb., 1990), pp. 33-53
5del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
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