Botanical name: Pterospermum acerifolium Family: Sterculiaceae (Cacao family)
Pterospermum is a genus of tropical trees and shrubs belonging to the family Sterculiaceae. Some species are grown ornamentally while others are valued for their timber. Kanak Champa is a tree of Indian origin, which reaches a height of 50-70 ft. Leaves are simple, alternate, have stipules and are palmately ribbed. It has large fragrant nocturnal white flowers, occuring in axillary fascicles. Fruit is a capsule, angled and furfuraceaous. This plant is seen only in cultivation. It yields a reddish wood used for planking; often grown as an ornamental or shade tree.
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