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shantanu bhattacharya

Sep 8, 2007, 2:52:18 PM9/8/07
Hi  friends,
There  is  a  small  tree  just  beside  my  house. Its  really  attractive  in  full  bloom  in  the  summer  months. The  leaves  are  greyish  green  with  conspicuous  wavy  margins. The tree  seems  to  be  burning  on  sunny  days,  and  its  beauty  increases  during  sunset. At first  i  couldnot  identify  the  tree, then  after  going  through  some  books, i  came  to  know  that  its  called  a  Lahura  tree. The  other  popular name  is  the  wavy-leafed Tocoma.
The  scientific  name  of  the  tree  is  Tecoma undulata.
Tecoma is  derived  from  a  Mexican  name  of  the  plant  and  undulata  is  after  the  wavy  surface  of  the  leaves.It  belongs  to  the  family : Bignoniaceae.
 Its  basically  a  tree  of  the  arid  regions   and  is  common  in  the  desrt  areas  of  Rajasthan,  Gujarat  and  Haryana. The  flowers  are  large,  tubular  and  bright  yellow in  color. Bunches  of  5  to  10  are  borne  at  the  end  of  branch.
Fruit is  slightly  curved, 8  inches  long  and  seeds  are  narrowly winged.
It  is  extensively  planted  as  a  roadside  or  avenue  tree in  many  cities.
It  is  useful  for  afforestation  purpose  and  landscaping  of  dry  tracts.
The  tree  can  be  easily  propagated  from  seed  or  cutting,  and  flourishes  in  dry  regions  where  proper  irrigation  is  not  available.

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J.M. Garg

Sep 10, 2007, 1:14:29 AM9/10/07
to shantanu bhattacharya,
I think, it's Tecoma stans & not Tecoma undulata. Also commonly called Yellow Bells. See the following links:
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satish phadke

Sep 10, 2007, 1:07:29 PM9/10/07
to shantanu bhattacharya,
I also agree with Mr.Garg. It appears to be Tecoma stans.
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