Poovarasam Tree

  • Scientific name: Thespesia populnea (Indian Tulip Tree)

 

  • Place of origin: India.
     
  • Description: Small tree with pretty leaves and yellow or pink tulip-like flowers.

 

  • Grow best: In bright sun and well –drained soil.

 

  • Use: Wood used for making furniture, and in the olden days for making instruments in Tamilakam.