Tulip-Wood Tree   
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Tulip-Wood Tree
ative Photo: Siddarth Machado
Common name: Tulip-Wood Tree • Kannada: ಬಿಡಿಸಾಳೆ bidisale • Malayalam: ചിറ്റിലമടക്ക് cirrilamatakk • Marathi: हारपुळी harpuli • Tamil: நெய்க்கொட்டை ney-k-kottai Source: Names of Plants in India
Botanical name: Harpullia arborea    Family: Sapindaceae (Soapberry family)
Synonyms: Harpullia mellea

Tulip-Wood Tree is an evergreen tree up to 35 m tall. Trunk is fluted, bark smooth, twigs hairless. Leaves are paripinnate, leaflets opposite, 2-6 pairs, base asymmetric, domatia glabrous. Flowers are borne in leaf axils, unisexual on different trees, greenish-yellow. Fruit is a deeply lobed capsule. Seeds 2 enclosed at the base with deeply lobed orange aril. Tulip-Wood Tree is found in N and E India, Burma, Malaysia, Australia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indochina, Laos.

Identification credit: Siddarth Machado Photographed in

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