Scientific Name: Couroupita guianensis
Family Name: Lecythidaceae
Tamil Name: Nagalingam
Description: Grows up to 20 m tall. It is deciduous. Simple leaves which are 10-20 cm in length. The leaves are rusted orange or purple before the fall on the ground. Fruits are Yellow, red or crimson and distinct. The fruits have hood like arching structure within long stalks from trunk. Fruits round and Canon ball like brown.
Habitat and distribution: Native to tropical America.
Photo source: Dr. J. Subramanean