literally meaning "The Garden of Heaven"

Polyalthia longifolia (Sonn.) Tkw.

Vernacular Name: Debadaru (O); Ashok (H).

Tall evergreen tree. Leaves narrowly lanceolate, shining, margin undulate, apex long-acuminate. Flowers yellowish- green, fascicled or in shortly peduncled umbels; sepals triangular, acuminate, spreading, subequal. Ripe carpels ovoid, stalked. Seeds smooth, oblong-ovate, shining.

Commonly planted in gardens and as an avenue plant; self-sown and naturalised in suitable locations.

Flowering : March - April
Fruiting : July - August