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Polyalthia longifolia (Sonn.) Thwaites

Synonyms

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
Location on mapsAl Intisar Street, Doha, Qatar
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
Location on mapsAl Intisar Street, Doha, Qatar
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
Location on mapsAl Intisar St, Doha, Qatar
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
Location on mapsAl Intisar St, Doha, Qatar

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