Kadamba – Plant
Kadamba (Neolamarckia cadamba) is an evergreen, tropical tree. It has scented orange flowers in dense globe-shaped clusters
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Tree up to 45 m tall, without branches for more than 25 m. The crown is umbrella-shaped and the branches are characteristically arranged in tiers. Leaves simple, 13-32 cm long. Flowers orange, small, in dense, globose heads. They appear like solid, hairy orange balls. The fruits are small capsules, packed closely together to form a fleshy, yellow or orange colored infructescence containing approx. 8,000 seeds.
Kadamb is a deciduous tree which grows throughout India, especially at low levels and in wet places.
- It is a large, evergreen tree with beautiful & unique flowers.
- The tall deciduous tree grows up to 45 m high
- Leaves are glossy green
- It is quick, large growing tree.The fragnant flower of the tree is red to orange in colour, occurring in dense, globe-like head. It nicely assumes the shape of a ball. When the tree is in bloom, one can see the tree loaded with numerous beautiful flowers.
- The flowering usually begins during monsoon when the tree is 4–5 years old.
- The timber is used for plywood, light construction, paper, boxes and crates, dug-out canoes, and furniture components.
- Kadamba flowers are an important raw material in the production of ‘attar’.
- The tree is grown along avenues, roadsides and for shade.
- Kadamb tree leaves are also used for treating diabetes.
- It is belief that plantation of Kadamb tree near to lakes and ponds, brings happiness and prosperity in their life.