Tree Love – Chinese Hackberry or Derris robusta

“Consider a tree for a moment. As beautiful as trees are to look at, we don’t see what goes on underground – as they grow roots. Trees must develop deep roots in order to grow strong and produce their beauty. But we don’t see the roots. We just see and enjoy the beauty. In much the same way, what goes on inside of us is like the roots of a tree.” – Joyce Meyer

Spotted this beautiful tree which I think is a variety of Oak trees, at the foot of Nilgiri hills in the plains. Had visited an acquaintance staying in the guest house and I couldn’t resist admiring the way the tree has grown and spread itself.

Chinese Hackberry or Celtis sinensis or Derris robusta or Robinia pseudoacacia

Just soaking myself in its natural beauty and shape I kept thinking what if its branches were not cut? What shape then it would be having? It’s spreading naturally like this, spreading its wings and branches in the open universe under the blue skies.

Tree Love made me search for its name and yet again I got different answers and that made me think of the famous quote – “Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose“.

My search says its varied names are –

Oak Tree/

oak, (genus Quercus), a genus of about 450 species of ornamental and timber trees and shrubs in the beech family (Fagaceae), distributed throughout the north temperate zone and at high altitudes in the tropics.

Chinese hackberry/ Celtis sinensis

Chinese Hackberry is a rapidly growing, flowering, deciduous tree in the hemp family reaching 40 to 50 feet high and wide at maturity with a round, spreading crown. These trees thrive in hot summers and sunlight; lack of sun can cause the wood to not fully ripen making them subject to die-back in winter. Under optimum conditions, Chinese Hackberry is very long-lived.

Robinia pseudoacacia (Black Locust)/

Robinia pseudoacacia is a tropical plant that is commonly known by the name black locust. This hardwood deciduous tree is a part of the legume family Fabaceae. The plant is a native of North America, Europe, Southern Africa, and Asia. Since the plant looks extremely similar to Acacia, it is also called False Acacia in many places.

Derris robusta/

Hindi (korai); Indonesian (kedusan); Thai (kheemoot (Saraburi));
Derris robusta is a deciduous tree growing up to 25 meters tall, with bole

Mayodendron Igneum/

Jardin Botanique Khaya


Chinese Hackberry

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6 Responses

  1. What a lovely one. So green and washed after a downpour it looks like. There are so many varieties of trees that it can hard to pick the name. Kudos to your efforts, Pragun. Thank you for joining after long. See you on the 13th!

    • Thanks, Parul! It’s always refreshing to click Tree Pics and share it on Thursday TreeLove.
      Glad you noticed the bathed trees and loved the pictures.
      What’s in a name if they are beautiful and soothing, right?

  2. Archana says:

    It’s stunning!! Rugged beauty! Thats for detailed info!! The quote about roots is so true. Unseen and mostly unacknowledged ????

  3. Alana says:

    Our names are meaningless to trees – they are just tools to serve the human need to label everything. My heart went out at all the pruning this tree has undergone but it has thrived nevertheless.

    • I agree, They are beautiful even if we don’t tag them in their unique way. It was just an exercise to understand the species that makes me curious. And you are right the pruning kept me thinking for a long about what all this tree has survived and yet it’s uniquely spread distinctively. 

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