Amaltaas (Cassia fistula):A moderate sized tree 3.5m – 5m in height. Bark is greenish-grey or brick red, Leaves are pariprinnate. The flowers are bright yellow, in long pendulous racemes. The tree flowers from May to August. Fruit ripens during February to April. Cultivated as an ornamental plant for attractive yellow blossoms in pendant racemes and grows in many parts of India. The tree is also known as Golden Showers. It is one of the most widespread of forest trees in India. Usually occurring in deciduous forest, ascending to 1200 m in the sub-Himalayan tract, common in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and South India. India Post issued a commemorative and one definitive stamp on Amaltas in past.
DWARKAPEX 2011:Special Cover on Amaltas Released on Concluding Day
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