literally meaning "The Garden of Heaven"

Strychnos nux-vomica Linn.

Vernacular Name: Kochila (O, Beng.); Kuchla (H); Nux-vomica, Strychnine tree (E).

Tree, bark smooth, grey. Leaves ovate or sub-orbicular, acute, obtuse or rounded, shining, glabrous, with 3 strong and 2 weaker nerves from close to the base; base rounded or suddenly acute. Flowers white or greenish-white, throat glabrous. Berry bright orange, globose; seeds discoid, depressed in the centre, embedded in white pulp.
Common in lateritic soils, sandstone hills and scrub forests.
Flowering : March - April
Fruiting : December - January