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Cercis siliquastrum Linn., Sp. Pl. 374. 1753. Parker, For. Fl. Punj. ed. 3. 183. 1956.

Cercis siliquastrum

Credit: Asad

A deciduous shrub or tree, up to 13 m tall. Leaves simple, reniform, up to 13 cm in diameter, often broader than long, glabrous, 7-nerved at the base. Flowers 3-6 in each cluster, on the old branches, purplish rose, c. 1.2-1.5 cm long. Pod c. 7.5-9.5 cm long, c. 1.7-1.8 cm broad.

Distribution: Indigenous to S. Europe, planted as an ornamental tree in northern parts of W. Pakistan.

Judas tree is a beautiful ornamental tree.


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