Ecology | VOL. 10, ISSUE 58, January-February 2010 |

Alluring Amherstia

There are myriad flowering trees that enjoy sovereignty in a wide range of habitats. Among them is the tree of heaven (Amherstia nobilis Wall.) or Simsapa, as it is locally known, a medium sized evergreen tropical tree. Amherstia is so rare that it has been collected from the wild only a couple of times in the forests of Myanmar. The breathtaking beauty of the flowers along with its obscurity adds to the mystique of this glorious tree. Historical background Amherstia...

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