literally meaning "The Garden of Heaven"

Pterospermum acerifolium (Linn.) Willd.

Vernacular Name: Muchukund (O, H); Kanaka champa (Beng.).

Large evergreen tree, branchlets rusty- tomentose. Leaves broadly ovate-oblong to oblong-obovate, deeply toothed, coriaceous, white-tomentose beneath. Flowers white, fragrant; sepals 4-5, linear-oblong, thick, brown or yellow- tomentose without; petals linear- oblanceolate, glabrous; staminodes white. Capsule oblong, woody, acutely 5- angled, brown tomentose, trough.

Planted in gardens, road sides and in temple premises.

Flowering : March - July
Fruiting : August - December