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Cotton tree

Bombax ceiba

Description:

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

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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
maplemoth662 a year ago

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

စစ်တွေ, ရခိုင်ပြည်နယ် (Rakhine), Myanmar

Lat: 20.15, Long: 92.87

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

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