Learn And Earn Contest 3

in contest •  5 months ago

I will love to say that this is not really a contest but an avenue for us to learn something new and earn from it. Some can easily identify it while a host others may not. In all, I will appreciate everyone who comments on the post for their effort in doing some research about the Tree in question.

The rules are below :

  • Identify the English and botanical names of the tree below ( you can include the native name in your language)

  • Resteem This post and Comment your Answer.

  • Write any relevant thing about the Plant In your comment. ( Health benefits, Nutritional Value, Economic Value e.t.c.)

  • The Contest ends When The Right Answer Is Provided.

  • Prize is 0.75SBDs, but I may change my mind if I see some nice entries about the plant. Do a little research. Get creative😀.

  • The Answer will be featured on Tuesday if no one gets it right after 24hours of this post.

This is a close range shot of the tree 🌲.


I still managed to get another Wide range shot. May be you can get it clearer from this one 😂



THAT will be All for now. Do some homework 😍 😂.

Let's learn and Earn.



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It is called Gmelina tree.

It's English name is Beechwood
While Botanical name is called Gmelina arborea

We call it Melina , as a kid we usually use the fruit for local games.
The liquid in the fruit can stain cloths so we are always careful while using it.

Sheeps and goats usually rest under the
tree because they are waiting for the leaves to drop.

It provides shelter and shade to both humans and animals

Economic benefits
The leaves can be used as food to livestock.

Gmelina can be used as a source of timber

The trees can also serve as windbreaks in windy areas

Health uses
It can also be used for a wide variety of ailments such as diarrhoea, dysentery, food poisoning, menstrual pain, chicken pox and small pox.


Congratulations on getting the answer right. The prize has been made up to 1SBD by @xabi. You will get your reward shortly.


Thank you very much really really appreciate.
God bless you


You are welcome, and bless you too :)


Congrats Buddy...Nice Guess and a whole lot of info you have got here:)


Thank you
Appreciate your reward
God bless you

I really suck at botany....Damn
All I know that it's just a shady tree😂😂😂
Add 0.25 SBD from my side...let's make it 1 SBD....


😂 Thanks for the addition, it will make it more fun.


Ohh man no need for thanks....It's nothing...
Whole number reward of 1 SBD suits this wonderful contest more instead of 0.75 SBD...:):)


Thanks so much for appreciating the idea

The tree is called melina tree. The fruit is known as Melina fruit and it is not edible. The botanical name is Gmelina Arborea.

It is mostly found in moist deciduous forest of southern and south-eastern Asia, America and Africa.

It is mostly used for timber production. Though its flowers or leaves are also medicinal. It can be used to treat leprosy, fever, urinary discharge and blood related diseases.


Congratulations on getting the answer right. The prize has been made up to 1SBD by @xabi. You will get your reward shortly.

What frustration, I do not know what it's called. I hope that those who know exploit their creativity to earn those SBD

Thanks for sharing this post with us and wishing you an great day. Stay blessed


Thanks for coming aound :)

Ficus religiosa

Ficus religiosa is a large dry season-deciduous or semi-evergreen tree up to 30 metres (98 ft) tall and with a trunk diameter of up to 3 metres (9.8 ft). The leaves are cordate in shape with a distinctive extended drip tip; they are 10–17 centimetres (3.9–6.7 in) long and 8–12 centimetres (3.1–4.7 in) broad, with a 6–10 centimetres (2.4–3.9 in) petiole. The fruits are small figs 1–1.5 centimetres (0.39–0.59 in) in diameter, green ripening to purple.


Ficus religiosa is used in traditional medicine for about 50 types of disorders including asthma, diabetes, diarrhea, epilepsy, gastric problems, inflammatory disorders, infectious and sexual disorders

In religion

The Ficus religiosa tree is considered sacred by the followers of Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism. In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna says, "I am the Peepal tree among the trees, Narada among the sages, Chitraaratha among the Gandharvas, And sage Kapila among the Siddhas.