Kadam (Neolamarckia cadamba) is native to the sub-Himalayan terrai region and the lower Shivaliks. The leaves are glossy and the fragrant flowers form conspicuous woolly orange-yellow balls. Seeds are contained in the fruit capsules that are packed tightly together in orange-coloured ‘globules’ and are dispersed by bats. The tree is fast growing with a spreading crown and soft and light timber. The bark is used for curing fever and cough.
- Trees of Delhi, Pradip Krishen (2006)