Adina cordifolia or Haldu, a large, unbranched deciduous tree, grows up to a height of 18mt, and is evenly distributed across India, from sub-Himalayan Region to Eastern Ghats. The bark is light gray, about 1.8cm thick and exfoliating in patches, while the wood is light red inside with white streaks. The ovate leaves are 10-30cm in diameter, and flowers are yellow in globose heads. The pods split into two dehiscent cocci to produce minute seeds. Adina cordifolia Seeds are brown and turbinate, with a bifid wing at one end and a tail other end. The tree is an important source of timber and its bark possesses medicinal properties.