Pongamia is a deciduous legume tree that grows to about 15 to 25 meters in height with a large canopy which spreads equally wide.

Botanical Name - Pongamia pinnata, Millettia pinnata

Common Name - Pongamia

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The tree is well suited to intense heat and sunlight and its dense network of lateral roots and its thick, long taproot make it drought-tolerant.

The dense shade it provides slows the evaporation of surface water and its root nodules promote nitrogen fixation.

This Tree is well-adapted to arid zones and has many traditional uses.

It is often used for landscaping purposes as a windbreak or for shade due to the large canopy and showy fragrant flowers.