Botanical name: Pterospermum xylocarpum Family: Sterculiaceae (Cacao family)
Synonyms: Velaga xylocarpa
Tada is an evergreen tree in the Eastern and Western Ghats, up to 10 or more tall. Leaves are oblong-obovate, 7-18 cm long, 4-13 cm wide, somewhat rusty below. Often they are toothed or lobed at the tip. Flowers are large, 8-10 cm across, with inverted-lanceshaped white petals, turning yellow on fading. Sepals are narrow, thick, greenish. Stamens are long, white. Fruit is pear-shaped, rusty, pointed at both ends. Flowering: November-January.
Identification credit: Prashant Awale
The flower labeled Tada is ...