literally meaning "The Garden of Heaven"

Saraca asoca (Roxb.) de Wilde (Syn: Saraca indica auct. non Linn. )

Vernacular Name: Ashok (O, E, Beng., H,).

Small tree. Leaves subsessile, dark green; leaflets 3-6 pairs, large, oblong or oblong- lanceolate, acute or acuminate, sometimes lanceolate. Corymbs dense, often subterminal on short special branchlets together with a single leaf. Flowers bright orange-scarlet. Pods large, slightly oblique both ends; seeds oblong, truncate.
Grown in gardens as an ornamental and medicinal plant; wild in forests of Odisha.
Flowering : March - April
Fruiting : July - September