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  Asoka (Saraca indica)

 

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The Asoka, a tree with the botanical name Saraca indica, is the true Asoka and differentiates from another tree known as Asoka, but with the Latin designation Polyalthia longifolia. To distinguish the two, the later is also referred to as the False Asoka (fig.).