Ramesh Babu, a metallurgical scientist of Bengaluru has grown in his garden the tallest Bettada Tavare tree (Kannada name), botanically known as Dombey Wallichii. On measuring the tree on Dec 6, 2015, horticulturists found that it had grown to a height of 32 ft 4 inch. Purchased as a sapling from the horticulture department in May 2008 and planted between a Simaroube (Lakhmi Taru) and Ashoka tree, the tree had acquired the height in less than eight years. The BettadaTavare blooms every year from November to January with a mass of tiny pink blossoms.