literally meaning "The Garden of Heaven"

Madhuca indica Gmel. (Syn: Madhuca longifolia (Koenig.) Mc Bride var. latifolia A. Ckev.; Bassia latifolia Roxb.)

Vernacular Name: Mahula (O, Beng.); Mahua (O, H); Butter tree (Eng.).

Large or moderate-sised tree; bark brown. Branchlets pubescent or tomentose. Leaves clustered near the ends of the branches, elliptic, elliptic-oblong or ovate, acuminate, pubescent or rusty tomentose beneath when young. Flowers cream, fleshy, clustered at the ends of the usually leafless branches. Berry globose-oblong or ovoid, fleshy, 1-3 seeded, tomentose.
Occasional in forests; also planted in gardens and roadsides.
Flowering : February - April
Fruiting : May - July