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Annonaceae

Annonaceae Juss. - Custard-Apple Family

1. Polyalthia longifolia (Sonn.) Thwaites

(Guatteria longifolia, Unona longifolia, Uvaria altissima, Uvaria longifolia)

Common names: mast tree, ashoka tree, sorrowless tree

Extract from Wikipedia article: Polyalthia longifolia (False Ashoka) is a lofty evergreen tree, native to India, commonly planted due to its effectiveness in alleviating noise pollution. It exhibits symmetrical pyramidal growth with willowy weeping pendulous branches and long narrow lanceolate leaves with undulate margins. The tree is known to grow over 30 ft in height.

LinkWillowy weeping pendulous branches of mast tree (Polyalthia longifolia) in a park at Al Intisar Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, May 3, 2015
LinkLong narrow lanceolate leaves with undulate margins of mast tree (Polyalthia longifolia) in a park at Al Intisar Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, May 3, 2015
LinkWillowy weeping pendulous branches of mast tree (Polyalthia longifolia) in a park at Al Intisar Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, December 1, 2015
LinkLong narrow lanceolate leaves of mast tree (Polyalthia longifolia) in a park at Al Intisar Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, December 1, 2015

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