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Indian Cork Tree(ಆಕಾಶ ಮಲ್ಲಿಗೆ)

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Indian Cork Tree(ಆಕಾಶ ಮಲ್ಲಿಗೆ)

FamilyBignoniaceae

Characteristic features :

Habit : A tall, straight, evergreen tree.

Stem : Bark corky hence often called as Indian cork-tree.

Leaves : Opposite, imparipinnately bipinnate, leaflets ovate-lanceolate, serrate, acute.

Inflorescence : Panicles of racemes

Flowers : White, sweet scented,Calyx bell shaped, small.Corolla tube long lobes 5, slightly bilabiate,  Stamens 4-5, didynamous, exserted,Ovary 1-celled, ovules many style long, stigma 2-lobed.

Fruit : Capsule flat, many seeded, seeds winged.

Flowering and Fruiting Time : September-December

 

Location: Mother Theresa peace park

Source : Department of Botany
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