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Sausage Tree

   
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Noticeable Features

  1. Huge, sausage shaped fruit dangling pendulously
  2. Long loose clusters of funnel shaped velvety flowers
  3. Large tree with spreading crown, popular in parks and as avenue trees
Fact File
Distribution in India (wild) Not a native; a tree from tropical Africa
Type Large deciduous tree
Peak flowering season Summer
Flower Large wrinkled maroon trumpet-shaped; velvety on the inside; Buds are also greatly wrinkled
Fruit Long sausage shaped woody fruit
Leaves Compound with odd number of rough and leathery leaflets; the terminal one being the biggest; leaves cluster at twig ends
Bark Grey-brown; smooth when young; flaky in old trees
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