Common name: Anjan • Hindi: Anjan • Telugu: Yepi • Marathi: Kamara • Malayalam: Aacha • Kannada: Kammara • Tamil: Acha
Botanical name: Hardwickia binata Family: Caesalpiniaceae (Gulmohar family)
Anjan is a medium or large deciduous ornamental tree. It is a native of India.
slender branches; crown conical in early life, becoming broader later. Bark of
saplings almost silvery white and smooth, gradually changing as the tree gets
older to dark grey and rough with irregular vertical cracks, 1.2-2.5 cm thick,
exfoliating in narrow flakes. In isolated situations, or on poor soils, the
tree tends to branch low down and produce a short bole, but when grown in a
fairly crowded crop on favourable soil it produces a long, straight,
cylindrical bole with an elevated crown. Leaves small, 2-6 cm long by 2-3 cm
wide, alternate, pinnate, almost kidney shaped and greyish-green. Flowers
small, pale yellowish-green in axillary and terminal lax panicled racemes. The
pod flat and samaroid, 5-7.6 x 1-1.5 cm, oblong lanceolate, coriaceous,
narrowed at both ends, with parallel longitudinal veins, containing 1 seed
near the apex.
|Photographed in Lodi Garden, Delhi.|