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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Harsingar Tree

The newly-weds were escorted to a flower-shrouded bench near a sweet-smelling, rough-leafed harsingar tree in white and orange bloom;... (p. 18)

A harsingar tree (Nyctanthes arbor-tristis) is a large shrub or a small tree, native to southern Asian, that blooms at night. Its fragrant flowers are white with bright orange centers, and grow in clusters.

Other common names for the tree are Har Singar, Harsinghar, Tree of Sorrow, Night-flowering Jasmine.


1 comment:

lokesh roy said...

very romantic ,to the point of being divine.