Saraca asoca

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ashoka blossom

Saraca asoca (the Ashoka tree; lit., "sorrow-less") is a plant belonging to the Detarioideae subfamily of the legume family.[1] It is an important tree in the cultural traditions of the Indian subcontinent and adjacent areas.


  1. de la Estrella, Manuel; Forest, Félix; Klitgård, Bente; Lewis, Gwilym P.; Mackinder, Barbara A.; de Queiroz, Luciano P.; Wieringa, Jan J. & Bruneau, Anne (2018). "A new phylogeny-based tribal classification of subfamily Detarioideae, an early branching clade of florally diverse tropical arborescent legumes". Scientific Reports. 8 (1): 6884. Bibcode:2018NatSR...8.6884D. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-24687-3. PMC 5932001. PMID 29720687.
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