Botanical name: Haldina cordifolia Family: Rubiaceae (Coffee family)
Haldu is a deciduous tree that can grow well over 20 metres high. Oppositely arranged leaves are broadly oval in shape, heart-shaped at the base and pointed at the tip. The flowers may be insignificant individually but are very pretty when they bloom together in balls with a circumference of 2 to 3 cm. They are usually yellow in colour often tinged with a shade of pink. Haldu is at its blossoming best during winter. The bark of the tree acts as an antiseptic. Flowering: June-August.
Identification credit: Pravin Kawale
The flower labeled Haldu is ...