Leaf of a Ghanti Phul or Yellow Bells

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Subrata Mahapatra

25-Sept-2011, 12:45:08 pm25/09/11
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Experts say there are two kinds :-
1. Tecoma stans
2. Tecoma gaudichaudii (Syn. T. castanifolia)
They are difficult to distinguish,. Leaf of T.stans is compound while the other's is simple. So the leaf acquires importance. About a fortnight back the tree was in full bloom with bright yellow flowers. It was a sight to see ! I wonder why this is not used as ornamental avenue tree as the Queen's Flower or Pride of India (Lagerstroemia speciosa) adorns the IITB Powai campus.
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