Bhend, Portia tree

Posted by on April 28, 2015 in flowering season SM, Others | Comments Off on Bhend, Portia tree

Bhend,  Portia tree
Scientific Name : Thespesia populnea
Family : Malvaceae
Common Name : Bhend, Portia tree
This large & fast growing tree is drought resistant & also salinity resistant. The tree is trimmed in a particular manner to get stout, long poles; which are used in rough construction work. Tender fruit if cut, exude yellow sap. The sap is a natural dye.
Propagation : Seeds, stem cuttings
Longevity : Perennial