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