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Cotton tree

Bombax ceiba


About 12 to 15 m tall deciduous tree, seen without leaves but in full bloom of large bright red flowers.


Very common throughout Rakhine state of Myanmar, often seen around temples and/or in orban settings.


These flowers are edible and appreciated raw, as a salad, in Rakhine; but are also used in preparation of some curries.

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1 Comment

maplemoth662 2 years ago

Photos No. 1, 2, and 3: are three, very pretty flower No. 4: is a very pretty, landscape photo....

Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic

Sittwe, Rakhine, Myanmar

Spotted on Mar 9, 2018
Submitted on Mar 24, 2018

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