Suan Jatujak Sara Tree or Cannonball Tree Flower
(Couroupita guianensis, Brazil Nut family, Lecythidaceae)
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2005 Photograph, Sara Tree Flower, also called the Cannonball Tree Flower, (Couroupita guianensis, Brazil Nut family, Lecythidaceae), Jatujak (Chatuchak) Park, Chatuchak, Bangkok, Thailand, © 2014.
ภาพถ่าย ๒๕๔๘ ต้นไม้ลูกกระสุนปืนใหญ่ดอกไม้ สวนจตุจักร จตุจักร กรุงเทพฯ ประเทศไทย
Legends in Thailand and other Buddhist countries say that the Lord Buddha died under a Sara Tree and for this reason, the tree is often found in temple compounds. However, that tree was the Sala Tree, Shorea robusta, a different species.
The "Cannonball Tree" name comes from its fruit which is about the size of a softball and very hard.
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Scenic Photography by Gerry Gantt from Thailand, the land of Golden Wats.
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