Adenanthera pavonina at Tanglin Core
Family : Leguminosae
Common name : Saga
Origin : Southeast China and India
Saga is a medium sized tree, which grows to about 20m tall. It has a round uneven spreading crown. Hardy and fast growing, it is decidous but sheds its leaves fully leaving a bare crown.Flowers are small and star shaped, occurring in clusters and are light creamy yellow to orange , with a sweet fragrant smell. The tree flowers twice a year. Seeds are usually bright red, shiny and slightly heart shaped and are uniform in weight.