literally meaning "The Garden of Heaven"

Alstonia scholaris (Linn.) R. Br.

Vernacular Name: Chhatiana (O); Chhattin (Beng.); Chattim (H); Dita Bark (E).

Large tree with milky latex; branches often whorled; bark dark grey, lenticellate. Leaves 3-7, usually 6 in a whorl, obovate oblong, oblanceolate to obovate, glabrous, secondary nerves many. Inflorescence umbellately branched cymose panicle, peduncled or sessile. Flowers greenish-white or cream, fragrant. Follicles pendulous, terete, narrow.
Very common in forests; also planted along roads and gardens.
Flowering : November - January
Fruiting : May - September