Valangu, Velung (Sinhala), Taddaemarum (Tamil), Fishing rod tree (English)
Size of Tree:
Large (> 15m)
Up to 24 meters
Greyish brown branchlets end with a few pairs of uncommonly shaped, alternately arranged leaves including a terminal pair, about 2.5-15 cm long and 1.2-1.5 cm broad, oval-shaped to about ¾ the way down from the tapered base, followed by unequal lobes pointing towards the apex, green and shiny above, and grey to whitish beneath due to the presence of fine, velvety hairs. Fragrant, yellow flowers are borne in groups of a few. The fruit is sausage-like with a tapered end, about 2.5-7 cm, velvety, and pale yellowish brown in colour.