Sara Tree or Cannonball Tree Flower
(Couroupita guianensis, Brazil Nut family, Lecythidaceae)
DTHB0104 (1 Print sold)
left Sara Tree or Cannonball Tree ต้นลูกปืนใหญ่ Photograph right
2005 Photograph, Sara Tree Flower, also called the Cannonball Tree Flower, (Couroupita guianensis, Brazil Nut family, Lecythidaceae), Jatujak (Chatuchak) Park, Chatuchak, Bangkok, Thailand, © 2020.
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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