Trees of Morni: Kadam

May 17, 2013

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.

Kadamb tree, Chandimandir, Morni foothills

Kadamb tree, Chandimandir, Morni foothills


  1. Trees of Delhi, Pradip Krishen (2006)

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