A very rare tree ( probably only one tree in Mumbai on the way to Hanging garden (or kamla Nehru Park), Malabar Hill, seen on 22nd Aug 2010.
Unfortunately i cud not see any flowers on the tree. Thanx a lot to Dr. Sharadini Dahanukar who has mentioned abt this tree in her book "Green Solace", a book on trees in Mumbai and thanx a ton to Dr. usha too who found out this tree on that lane mentioned in the book.
Common name: Stocking tree (The pods resemble stockings, hence the common name.)
Family : Fabaceae
An evergreen tree originating from Venezuela, Peru and Columbia.
Myron = an odorous oil and xylon = wood. Balsam means resinous product.
Tolu balsam and Peru balsam are derived from this tree, which
are fragrant gum and are used in manufacture of scented chemicals.
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