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