Pongamia glabra


Pongamia glabra also known as Pongam, Karum Tree, Poonga-Oil Tree, Indian Beech Many-branched, spreading, deciduous or semi-evergreen tree with a domed head and a usually short trunk.  The pinnate, glossy, bright green leaves, 15-30cm long, comprise 5-9 ovate to elliptic leaflets, emerging pink-bronze. In summer and autumn, produces racemes, 13cm long, of pea-like, mauve-pink or cream flowers, strongly scented when crushed; they have rounded, standard petals, to 1.5cm across, often incurled.