Sara Tree or Cannonball Tree Flower and Buds
(Couroupita guianensis, Brazil Nut family, Lecythidaceae)
left Sara Tree or Cannonball Tree Flower and Buds ต้นไม้ลูกกระสุนปืนใหญ่ดอกไม้และดอกไม้ตูม Photograph right
2009 Photograph, Sara Tree or Cannonball Tree Flower and Buds, (Couroupita guianensis, Brazil Nut family, Lecythidaceae), Wat Liab, Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand, © 2020.
ภาพถ่าย ๒๕๕๒ ต้นไม้ลูกกระสุนปืนใหญ่ดอกไม้และดอกไม้ตูม วัดเลิยบ อุบลราชธานี 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.
Jian Zhe Li

Scenic Photography by Gerry Gantt from Thailand, the land of Golden Wats.
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