Botanical name: Connarus monocarpus Family: Connaraceae (Zebrawood family)
Indian Zebrawood is a large shrub or small tree. Leaves are compound with 1-2 pairs of elliptic-lanceshaped leaflets, 7-10 cm long, 3-4.5 cm wide. Leaves are long-pointed, rounded or narrow at the base. Flowers are crowded in erect pyramidal, densely velvety panicles, at the end of branches. Flowers are white, with ovate-oblong, densely velvet-hairy sepals. Petals are longer than the sepals, linear-oblong, more or less velvety. Stamens are 10, ovaries 5, densely velvety, and a slender style. Seed-pods are bright scarlet, 3-5 cm long, tapering into a narrow stalk, surrounded by the sepals. Seeds are ovoid, 2.5-3 cm long. Flowering: February-March.
Identification credit: Prashant Awale
The flower labeled Indian Zebrawood is ...