literally meaning "The Garden of Heaven"

Barringtonia acutangula (Linn.) Gaertn.

Vernacular Name: Hinjal, Hijal (Beng, O); Hyal or Hyar (H).

Small or medium-sised tree; bark thick, dark grey, furrowed on old trees. Leaves obovate or oblanceolate, crenulate, rounded or subacute at apex, glabrous, base narrowed. Flowers red, fragrant, in long, drooping racemes; hypanthium acutely 4-angled, obpyramidal; stamens bright red. Fruit oblong, quadrangular, truncate.
Quite common in the banks of lakes, ponds and ditches.
Flowering : April - June
Fruiting : September