Duabanga • Bengali: Bondorphulla • Assamese: থোৰা Thora, খূকৰ Khukan • Tripura: Duyabangga • Nepali: लाम्पाते Lampate;

Duabanga grandiflora (Roxb. ex DC.) Walp. (accepted name) : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (10)
Location:  Soureni, Mirik, India
Date: 21 April 2017
Altitude: 2000 ft.

Nepali Names: लाम्पाते Laampaate/ ओधाने Odhaane/ मदाने Madaane/ पानि साज Paanee Saaj

Duabanga grandiflora from Gandhi Tekri in Mumbai : 5 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (11).
Duabanga grandiflora is a rarity in Mumbai and, so far as I know, its occurrence in the city is limited to three individuals in a couple of curiously contrived fragments within the forested habitat of Borivali National Park – two handsome trees near the Gandhi Memorial on Gandhi Tekri, and a six-foot sapling in the Krishnagiri Nisarg Parichay Udyan (inaugurated last month on the 5th of December, 2013).
The flowers bloom well after sunset and a morning visitor invariably runs into a fresh harvest of snowy stamens carpeting the floor. Surviving the night are vacant calyces with a protruding style, and a few hung over, flaccid stamens and petals on the verge of collapse.
Since the flowering happens to coincide with the 66th death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi today, I’ve also included a characteristic anecdote on his relationship with plants – Our Brethren the Trees – by Madeleine Slade (better known as Miraben) with a postscript by Gandhi. It appeared in Young India in the issue dated 5 December 1929, and the Gujarati version – આપણાં વૃક્ષ ભાઈબહેનો – was published later in Navajivan on the 12th of January, 1930.

All photographs were taken yesterday (29.1.14). Have scanned the last two files from the original back issues of Young India and Navajivan.

Very beautiful upload … thanks..

What a wonderful post, …

after … email today. looked up the treein our database. your case is the most complete and touching.

the case is marked complete so can not include all in reply. only to you. here goes. very nice complete case and touching. thanks,


Id291010phk1: A big tree at Rajgad, Pune.

– ..  but how did this tree from eastern India get to Rajgad?

– Yes Duabanga grandiflora from me too. Very common in NE India. Have also seen at Andaman Islands.

Pl find a few images of Duabanga grandiflora (Sonnertiaceae) from Arunachal Pradesh.
Date/Time- June, 2008
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Itanagar-Naharlagun, Arunachal Pradesh.
Habitat- Wild
Plant Habit- Tree
Height/Length- upto 30m high.
Other Information like Fragrance, Pollinator, Uses etc.-* * Locally called as Hollong. Good for timber.

this is from me. Attachments (1)

I am adding the description and the illustration to enrich the taste of the thread from Eflora of China
Illustration: http://www.efloras.org/object_page.aspx?object_id=94389&flora_id=2


Plant: 11.03.2012  BTR  West Bengal

Wild Tree
sepals are large, fleshy.

taken as food by monkeys.


Request Tree ID 59 – Bangalore – RA:  Lalbagh, Bangalore

… possibly Duabanga grandiflora (Lythraceae).

Thanks … It definitely looks like it.
I verified with your picture in the above link.

yes, Duabanga grandiflora,, one we have mumbai..

Yes… Duabanga grandiflora from me too. Very common in NE India. Timber quality is good.


TREE ID—-12th December 2011—-S.S——069— KALIMPONG:

I think this may be Duabanga sonneratioides.
Pic taken 3rd April 2011. @ 16.27. Near Kalimpong. West bengal.
Please can someone confirm this ?
Habitat- … Wild, I think.
Plant Habit- …Tree.
Height/Length-….Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size-… See pic
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- see pic

Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds-…. See pic

Yes! Duabanga grandiflora (DC.) Walp is the accepted name. Family: Lythraceae.

After this time I cannot remember for sure.
But I believe it was a large tree with big leathery leaves and large flowers.

It is the beautiful, interesting young seed pods that I recognise from Duabanga.
But I was not sure that this was the only tree which had these.
Which is why I was seeking confirmation.
This link shows the interesting fruits more clearly than my pics.

Requesting to please ID this tree captured in Lalbagh, Bangalore in November 2013.

Seems a species of Lagerstroemia.

This seems to be Duabanga grandiflora.

Thank you … for ID…


Fruit for Id- ID22032014SH3 : Attachments (1). 4 posts by 3 authors.
Fruit for Id pl.
Location -Manas National Park,Guwahati.
Date- 04.03.2014

Habitat –Wild

Duabanga grandiflora

Agree with … These are unopened flower buds and not fruits of Duabanga.


Tree ID from Bangladesh SM056 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2).

Habit: Tree
Habitat: Wild

Location: Kaptai NP

These look like the leaves of Duabanga grandiflora (DC.) Walp. [Lythraceae].


Big tree for id from Pelling- NS DEC 14 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3).

This very tall tree was occasional in Pelling area (Sikkim), in dense patches of forest. We could not manage to go closer.. these are distant shots, showing large, opposite leaves, persistent calyx lobes, numerous stamens and globose fruits…

Can id be concluded..

Check for Duabanga grandiflora

We called it Ramdalu in Bangla

Lalbagh Botanical Gardens Bangalore
Date: 19 FEB 2017 … Altitude: ~ 906 m (2972 ft) asl

Duabanga grandiflora (DC.) Walp. … (family: Lythraceae) … native 

Yes, nice images.

Fruit for Id -ID22012018SH3 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Fruit for Id pl.
Location – Mishmi Hills, Arunachal

Date – Feb 2015

Duabanga grandiflora (DC.) Walp. [Lythraceae].

Tree for ID :Duabanga grandiflora ? : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3) –  around 1 mb each.
I am posting the pictures of the tree. Photos taken in a Lalbagh during 2012. Please confirm the ID

yes, it is Duabanga grandiflora (DC.) Walp.; often cultivated in the mid elevation hill areas

Yes. This is Duabanga grandiflora.

Flower for Id -24032019SH1 : 15 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (1)

Flower for id pl.
Location – Latpanchar (Near Darjeeling), West Bengal
Date – March 2019

Duabanga grandiflora

For me the ID by … is correct. I remember to have seen this tree in Lalbagh Bangalore.

Thanks for validation. Yes I have seen it at Lalbagh, Bangalore and also at other places.

do you have pictures of the leaves??

One more photo for you …

Attachments (1)

It does show a couple of extra leaves, but not the noticeable parallel veins of the leaves, some indication of which is seen in your first picture leaves (partly seen) already. i do remember this tree, i have seen one, and for ready reference look at this picture from FOI page

The flowers features are similar, as mentioned by …

Thanks … Sorry, I had clicked only two photos. I will surely check on FOI page

good. i go click happy when i see something i have not seen before etc may be everybody should esp. in this digital age. all it costs is a few bytes of memory and one can delete them if no use

Correct ID.


DUABANGA GRANDIFLORA : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3) – around 800 kb each.

Attaching few images of Duabanga grandiflora.


Please ID
1st 3 correct images.
Pics are attached clicked in Meghalaya


could be Rhizophoraceae member,

Which are the leaves of the fruiting plant you posted- in 2nd image or 4th image?

Do you have a habit image ? is it a shrub or tree ? Where in Meghalaya ?

The location place is Siju in Meghalaya.

It is tree.

It is Duabanga grandiflora
Family Sonneratiaceae
Bodraphulla (Bengali), Kukhan,  Hokol (Assamese).
Identification confirmed by  Dr. Jitendra Gavali, Author & Compiler ‘Trees of Gujarat’ Director, Community Science Center Vadodara, Vadodara, Gujarat.
Dr. P. S. Nagar, Associat Professo, The M. S. University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat
Noteworthy One tree recorded from Waghai Botanical Garden in ‘Trees of Gujarat’ by Dr. Jitendra Gavali.

Thank you for helping me for identification process