Saturday, 28 February 2015

Cannonball tree

Cannonball tree

Cannonball tree (scientific name Couroupita guianensis or
Shorea robusta (?), Thai name สาละลังกา or just สาละ, or ลูกปืนใหญ่ "big cannonball tree"). The fruit are hard and heavy, if it falls on your head this will lead to injury or even death.

Shorea robusta in Phom Penh royal palace grounds:

Couroupita guianensis in Singapore near Cenotaph:

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1 comment:

  1. I have seen those trees at a wat in Chiang Mai (among other places) but never knew what they called. Now I know! Thanks.


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