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A medium sized deciduous tree with an open crown. It flowers in spring and summer with large bright yellow flowers and is most handsome.
Perennial deciduous tree. In India the new leaves appear in April-May. The tree flowers from April to June or as late as in September in dry years. By November the pods reach full-size and the ripen from January to March.
Indian laburnum, Amaltas, Bahawa, Kakke, Konnai, Rela, Sonaru, Ngu.
Indian laburnum can be found in India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Myanmar at elevations between sea level and 1300 m. It occurs on dry, shallow mountain slopes as well as on better sites.
Troup R 1921 pp 366 [USE, TEXT, FER, DEP, DRA, TEMP, RAIN
Voortman R 1994 (pers. comm.)
Zabala N 1990 pp 24-26 [TEMP, RAIN, TEXT, DRA, DEP, LIG, USE]