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fagraea fragrans

fagraea fragrans rorb


A medium-sized or occasionally large tree up to 25(-55) m tall, bole up to 135(-250) cm in diameter, oocasionally fluted or with buttresses up to 2.5 m high, bark surface deeply irregularly fissured, dark brown, inner bark brown to yellow. Leaves oblong-lanceolate to obovate-oblong , 4-15 cm x 1.5-6 cm, apex usually short to long broadly acuminate, secondary veins slightly prominent to indistinct below, petiole 1-2.5 cm long, stipules rounded and partly free from petiole. Inflorescence axillary, pedicel with bracteoles at or below the middle; flowers fragrans, corolla tube narrowly funnel-shaped, 0.7-2.3 cm long, stigma capitate, faintly 2-lobed. Fruit broadly ellipsoid, 0.7-1 cm long; orange or red.


F. fragrans is planted in trial plantations in South America. Natural Habitat F. fragrans occurs in light primary and secondary forest in humid or seasonally inundated locations, but it avoids stagnant water. In freshwater-swamp forest it is found in association with Melaleuca spp. It also occurs naturally as a pioneer in burnt-over areas and lalang grasslands. India (Bengal), Burma (Myanmar), the Andaman Islands, Indo-China, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi, the south-western Philippines and Yapen Island (Irian Jaya); naturalized in West Java.


I take this photos in the day thai I came back to visit my Relatives(New Year's Day) at Chiang Mai,I think it's very pretty and awesome.chiang mai people call man pla

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เชียงใหม่, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Spotted on Dec 29, 2011
Submitted on Mar 8, 2012

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