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Indian Beech

Common name: Indian Beech
Indian names: • Kannada: Honge • Hindi: Karanj • Tamil: Punnai • Malayalam: Ponnu, Unnu • Oriya: Koranjo • 

Botanical name: Millettia pinnata 

  • A fast-growing deciduous tree up to 20 metres tall with a large canopy. 
  • The leaves are a soft, shiny burgundy in early summer which become a glossy, deep green. 
  • Small clusters of white, purple, and pink flowers blossom on their branches throughout the year, maturing into brown seed pods. 
  • The tree is well suited to intense heat and sunlight and its dense network of lateral roots and its thick, long taproot make it drought tolerant.  

Location at the lake:
  • Several saplings planted along hutments side and in far end