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Noticeable Features

  1. Strongly scented dense clusters of small greenish white flowers at branch ends
  2. Whorled leaves, usually 7
  3. Large buttressed tree with whorled branches
Fact File
Distribution in India (wild) Sub Himalayan tracts from Yamuna eastwards; scattered in evergreen and moist deciduous forests
Type Large evergreen tree
Peak flowering season Early winter
Flower Evening blooming greenish-white flowers in dense clusters
Fruit Two slender long follicles hanging in clusters; green turning brown when ripe; dehisces to wind disperse flattish seeds with hairy tufts on either sides
Leaves Simple; bright green and shining above
Bark Pale greyish brown; trunk fluted at the base in older trees
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