Needle Flower Tree
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Needle Flower Tree
ntroduced Photo: Aarti Khale
Common name: Needle Flower Tree
Botanical name: Posoqueria longiflora    Family: Rubiaceae (Coffee family)

Needle Flower Tree is a small tree, native to central America. Leaves are elliptic-oblong, glossy dark green. Flower flowers, which are very narrow and long, arise in cascades and are extremely fragrant. The species name longiflora means long flowers. This is a tropical rainforest tree, and thrives in humid environment and can stand both full sun or filtered light. Blooms most of the year, filling air around with sweet gardenia-like fragrance.

Identification credit: Aarti Khale Photographed in Jijamata Udyan, Mumbai.

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