'Kadambu' bloomed in Avanavanchery nicknamed 'corona flowers' due to unique shape
Thiruvananthapuram: A burflower tree bloomed at Avanavanchery here giving visual treat to the passersby. Due to the resemblance to the coronavirus, the flowers are now funnily called 'corona flowers'. Its scientific name is Neolamarckia cadamba.
The burflower tree in the biodiversity garden on the campus of Avanavanchery Government High School is pulling crowd. The burflower tree which is locally called 'Kadambu' is rarely found in plains. The tree normally grows in evergreen forests. It blooms during the monsoon season.
The burflower has medicinal properties and it attracts different types of butterflies. The flowers are yellowish orange in colour and has a shape of a tennis ball. Having an Indo-Malay origin, burflower is also known as 'Attuthekku' in Malayalam.