Wispy (ThursdayTreeLove)

Indigenous, Tekdi, Lannea
We pass by this tree almost daily and February is the month when its most eye catching due to the wispy branch ends. It has shed its leaves sometime in November and bursts into these delicate inflorescence in February (usually). 
Here is a cropped image..

It is locally called as Moi or Lannea coromandelica

Here is closer look at the flowers.. 

Dont they remind you of the Mango blossoms? That’s because both belong to the same family Anacardiaceae. 
Soon these flowers develop into fruit.

Moi is an indigenous species and common in hills of Pune and there are a specimens that grow in the city as well. I have seen it in Pondicherry and even in Tadoba. It can be easily identified by its ashy mottled trunk and lovely leaves. Today, I dont have a leaf photo for you. May be a couple of months later when the tree bursts into foliage.

Pune hills have seen umpteen tree plantation drives.. and I have noticed that Moi is among the few that does well. 

Have you noticed this tree in your city? Or its wispy flowers?

I am joining Parul in her ThursdayTreeLove blog hop. Head over to see some wonderful trees from around the world. Better still, join in!

12 Replies to “Wispy (ThursdayTreeLove)”

  1. I am not able to relate this tree. Maybe haven't seen it. As you said, its flowers looks like Mango one.

  2. Hey Archana. Hope you are well. Like Shilpa, I am unable to relate this tree so far. Maybe it is not grown in Bengaluru. I would love to see the fully bloomed photographs of this tree. There is so much to explore in nature around us. Indeed it is a new tree, for me to say hello! 🙂

  3. I think I recognize this tree and those fruits. If I think hard, maybe I saw these in Nagpur. I have been to Tadoba but I don't recall seeing the tree.
    A unique one, Archana and I am glad you shared. I hope to see you tomorrow.

  4. I like the wispy star burst shape of the flower that looks like its growing out of the concrete.

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