Millingtonia hortensis

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

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  • Botanical Name : Millingtonia hortensis L.
  • Common Name : Indian Cork Tree, Tree Jasmine, Akash-Limbdo, Buch, Latak Chameli
  • Plant Family : Bignoniaceae
  • Plant Form : Tree
  • Occurrence (Sectors) : 1, 2, 10, 11, 15-18, 22, 24, 30

About Millingtonia hortensis Plant :

  • 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
  • Significance : Commonly planted in the gardens and as an avenue tree on the roads everywhere.