literally meaning "The Garden of Heaven"

Casuarina equisetifolia Linn.

Vernacular Name: Jhaun, Jhabuka (O); Bilati-jhau-jhau (Beng.); Beef wood (E).

Large straight tree with drooping branches; bark brown, rough, peeling of in vertical stripes. Leaves scale-like. Male spikes usually numerous at the ends of the same branches on which the females are borne lower down, slender, cylindric. Flowering female heads ellipsoid, tomentose, terminating short lateral branchlets below the male branchlets. Fruiting head cone-like, achenes enclosed within; seeds winged.
Planted in the gardens as individual trees or as hedge plants; widely planted along the coast.
Flowering : April - May
Fruiting : May - June