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- New leaves are red and hang down limp until they acquire their full grown
status of deep-green shiny leaves.
- The yellowish orange flower clusters grow not only at twig ends but also
directly from branches.
- A much revered tree planted in homes and parks.
|Distribution in India (wild)
|| Evergreen forests (Western Ghats and Eastern Himalaya)
||Small evergreen tree with a dense-leaved, rounded canopy
|Peak flowering season
||Before the hot season
||Start yellowish-orange, turn orange and finally crimson. flowers don’t
have petals; what appear as petals are the calyx lobe.
||Pod with 4-8 smooth grey seeds. Seeds germinate easily.
||Drooping compound leaves. A foot long, compound with
even leaflets, 4-6 pairs. No terminal leaflet
||Dark brown or greyish brown