Akasha mallige #Thursday tree love

Literally speaking, jasmine in/of the sky! This tree is named after the jasmine-like sweet smelling flowers that bloom on the tall trees and seem to belong to the sky !

Also known as mara mallige, the Indian Cork tree is a beautiful sight to behold, especially when in bloom. Not as spectacular as the jacarandas, tabebuias, gulmohur or the african tulip but hard to miss once you spot the blooms, especially the ones strewn on the ground.

Millingtonia hortensis is its botanical name. Interestingly, its the only one species belonging to this genus. You can read more about it here.

The akasha mallige reminds me of my dance class. One tall tree right next to the room where we practised…flowers strewn all around, when in bloom… something I never failed to spot. I would pick up a few of them to take in the fragrance, then carefully take them home and put them in a glass of water..to make them last as long as they can…

This year, I spotted a row of trees in bloom but could not get good pics of those as I was driving past. Luckily though, I spotted a couple of trees at a different spot and happily clicked away πŸ™‚

The flowers on the car dashboard…

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Joining this week’s edition ofΒ #ThursdayTreeLoveΒ hosted by Parul. The linky goes live on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month. Hop over to see and enjoy more tree pictures and stories!

If you would like to play along, post a picture of a tree on your blog and link it back to her latest #thursdaytreelove post.

Until next time!

CheersΒ πŸ™‚

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    1. Sharing the fragrance…that would be wonderful Archana.
      You’re right…the flowers are high up on the trees. But luckily I spotted this tree which is of medium height and in bloom! Perfect for me, since I’m usually clicking using my phone πŸ™‚

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  1. These took my breath away. Not sure I’ve seen them here in North India. So glad you joined Priya. Going live again in a few hours. Hope to see you, and you have ample time to link up.

    Love and cheer!

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    1. Glad you like them, Natasha πŸ™‚
      These are not very conspicuous and can be missed easily. Though I too am not sure if this grows in the north.
      Sure hope to join you πŸ™‚ Cheers!

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  2. Hmmmmm…… The fragrance & sunbirds prancing around them 🀍

    I remember this tree from my trip to Isha Yoga Centre in foothills of Vellingiri. I too picked some to carry back to the room & also tucked a few in my hair πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    Good you managed to enjoy them at your pace and share the photos πŸ‘πŸ»

    Thanks for sharing & taking me down memory lane 🀍

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