A fast-growing deciduous tree up to 20 metres tall
that is thought to have originated in India and is found throughout
Asia. It is a deciduous tree that grows to about 15-25 meters in height
with a large canopy that spreads equally wide. The leaves are a soft,
shiny burgundy in early summer and mature to a glossy, deep green
as the season progresses. Small clusters of white, purple, and pink
flowers blossom on their branches throughout the year, maturing into
brown seed pods. The tree is well suited to intense heat and sunlight
and its dense network of lateral roots and its thick, long taproot make
it drought tolerant. Flowering: March-April.
Medicinal uses: A thick brownish oil can be extracted from the large
seeds, and is used industrially and in medicine, notably for the treatment of
Identification credit: Rita Singh
Photographed in Delhi. td>
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