pinnata (Jacq.) DC.
||Red - Pink
||Balam kheera, Balmkheera
|English / Trade Name
||Cucumber /Sausage Tree
|Vernacular /Local Name
||Fruit very unusual, sausage shaped, up to 1 m × 18 cm, greyish-brown, heavily dotted with lenticels, indehiscent, heavy, weighing up to 12 kg, containing a fibrous pulp in which are embedded many seeds.
||It is a medium to large tree, up to 25 m in height, primarily found in wet Savannah woodland spreading into gallery woodland and along rivers in moist forests.
||Distributed in South,Cental and West Africa and also distributed all over India but found abundantly in West Bengal
||Bark grey, generally smooth in large specimens, flaking in thin, round patches.
|Distribution in chandigarh
||Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park, Sector 22, Sector 23
||Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
|Description of Species
||Plant up to 20 m in height, with a dense rounded crown; bark grey, generally smooth in large specimens, flaking in thin, round patches. leaves opposite, crowded near the ends of branches, compound. Flowers striking, red blood with heavy yellow veining on the outside, cup shaped, asymmetric, lax, pendulous sprays. Calyx shortly tubular with 2-5 ribbed lobes; corolla widely cup shaped with 5 broad spreading lobes; stamens 4, slightly protruding beyond the mouth of the corolla tube; ovary 1-chambered. Fruit very unusual, sausage shaped.
||Leaves opposite, crowded near the ends of branches, compound