Stereospermum tetragonum, the Yellow Snake Tree or Patali , is 15-20 metres tall tree. The fruit is long, 4-angular, slightly curved , 30-70 cm, about 1 cm in diameter. This probably is the source of its common name Snake tree. also known as Stereospermum colais, it is found in India , Myanmar and Sri Lanka: where it is '' common in moist deciduous forests and occasional in openings or margins of evergreen forests, up to 1200m''.
Unique identification feature
Leaffall - March to AprilFlowering - May to JulyFruiting - July to August
Planting and Care
It is used for protection against indigestion, hiccups, vomiting, diarrhea, pain, fever, diabetes, liver disorders, and asthma. People apply Patali to the skin to heal wounds. It lowers the blood sugar and cholesterol, reduce pain, reduce swelling, lower fevers, and protect the liver from toxins.