with English common names burflower-tree, laran, and Leichhardt pine, and called kadam locally, is an evergreen, tropical tree native to South and Southeast Asia. The genus name honours French naturalist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck. It has scented orange flowers in dense globe-shaped clusters
- 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 fragrant flower of the tree is red to orange in colour, occurring in the 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.