literally meaning "The Garden of Heaven"

Cassia fistula Linn.

Vernacular Name: Sunari, (O); Amartas (Beng., H); Indian laburnum (E).

Small or medium-sised tree. Leaflets 4-8 pairs, ovate, ovate-lanceolate or ovate oblong, acute or acuminate, glabrous, with close strong secondary nerves. Flowers light yellow, in long pendulous racemes. Pods short-stipitate, cylindric, long, drooping, black when mature, indehiscent. Seeds many, flat, transverse.
Quite common in dry thorny forests and sandstone hills; often planted as an avenue tree and garden ornamental.
Flowering : April - June
Fruiting : Most part of the year; deciduous in March-April.