The indigenous tree is found in the forests of Chittagong & Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cox's Bazar, Sylhet & Khulna. The water-loving tree is also found in lowlands of the country. During the rainy season, the tree is seen standing in the water at those places like Hijol (Indian oak, barringtonia acutangula). English name of the plant is Indian Beech Tree.
Leaves are compound, 15-25 cm long, leaflets 5-7, shinny, dark green, opposite, ovate or elliptical, 10-15 cm long, 6-8 cm wide.
The beautiful, reddish new leaves arrive in the month of March.
Flower is pinkish white or purplish, Green Pea-like, 1.2 cm long on short axillary raceme. The plant produces flower in April-May.
Fruit is a pod, almost flat, copper-colored, 4-…