Haldina

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Kadam
Haldina cordifolia Bra33.png
Haldina cordifolia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Haldina
Ridsdale
Species: H. cordifolia
Binomial name
Haldina cordifolia
(Roxb.) Ridsdale
Synonyms

Adina cordifolia (Roxb.) Benth. & Hook.f. ex B.D.Jacks.
Adina cordifolia (Roxb.) Hook. f.
Nauclea cordifolia Roxb.
Nauclea sterculiifolia A.Rich. ex DC. [1]

Haldina cordifolia,[2][3] syn. Adina cordifolia, is a flowering plant in the family Rubiaceae, the sole species in the genus Haldina. It is native to southern Asia, from India east to Yunnan and Vietnam and south to Peninsular Malaysia. It is known as Kadam or Kadamba in Hindi and Gáo trò in Vietnamese.

Haldina cordifolia is a deciduous tree that can grow well over 20 metres high. The flowers may be insignificant individually but can be seen as attractive when they bloom together in inflorescences with a circumference of 20–30 mm. They are usually yellow often tinged with a shade of pink. H. cordifolia usually blossoms during winter (dry season) months. The bark of the tree acts as an antiseptic.

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