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Noticeable Features

  1. Upward pointing pear shaped woody capsules
  2. Large shady tree with a crowded canopy
  3. Popular roadside tree, known for its falling seed pods twirling down like a helicopter blade
Fact File
Distribution in India (wild) Introduced from West Indies, widely used in reforestation and afforestation in South India
Type Large deciduous tree
Peak flowering season Summer
Flower Tiny greenish flowers occurring in large branching clusters; separate male and female flowers
Fruit Woody brown capsule
Leaves Compound with 4-6 pairs of leaflets. Each leaflet long, glossy and dark-green
Bark Dark-brown
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