literally meaning "The Garden of Heaven"

Samanea saman (Jacq.) Merr. ]Syn: Enterolobium saman (Jacq.) Prain]

Vernacular Name: Chakunda, Bada Chakunda, Gachha Chakunda, Nidrabati (O); Rain Tree (E).

Large tree with short trunk and large spreading crown; bark dark grey. Leaves 2-pinnate; pinnae 3-7 pairs; leaflets 4-10 pairs, rhomboidal. Peduncles 1-3-nate, axillary or apparently racemed. Flower- heads pink; filaments very long, pink. Pods fleshy, black, sutures thickened.
Frequently planted in road sides, often wild through out the area.
Flowering : March - April
Fruiting : May - July