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Anjan is a medium or large deciduous ornamental tree. It is a native of India. Graceful, drooping slender branches; crown conical in early life, becoming broader later.
Bark of saplings almost silvery white and smooth, gradually changing as the tree gets older to dark grey and rough with irregular vertical cracks, 1.2-2.5 cm thick, exfoliating in narrow flakes.
Leaves small, 2-6 cm long by 2-3 cm wide, alternate, pinnate, almost kidney shaped and greyish green.
Flowers small, pale yellowish green in axillary and terminal lax panicled racemes. The pod flat and samaroid,, oblong lanceolate, coriaceous, narrowed at both ends, with parallel longitudinal veins, containing 1 seed near the apex.
The bark of the tree is used for making ropes.
The timber obtained from Hardwickiabinata is used for making agricultural equipment like cartwheels, oil mills, pestles and ploughs.
The leaves, succulent stems and twigs serve as fodder for livestock.
Oleo-resin extracted from the heart wood is used in manufacture of varnishes