Planchonia valida (Blume) Blume, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 70: 142 1902. (syn: Gustavia valida (Blume) DC.; Pirigara valida Blume; Planchonia alata Blume; Planchonia andamanica King; Planchonia elliptica Miers; Planchonia forbesii R.Knuth; Planchonia littoralis Blume; Planchonia nitida Miers, sphalm.; Planchonia sumatrana Blume; Planchonia sundaica Miq., nom. illeg.; Planchonia undulata Teijsm. & Binn.);
Andaman and Nicobar Islands to W. & Central Malesia: Andaman Is., Borneo, Jawa, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Nicobar Is., Sulawesi, Sumatera as per POWO;
Common name: Andaman Planchonia
Flower for ID, Andaman NAW-FEB21-02
If possible, kindly identify this flower from Andaman.
It could be Bombax insigne Wall.. Any leaf image?
Thank you sir for such a quick reply. No, unfortunately i have only these pictures, they were sent to me. The only thing i can add is that they call is “Lal Bombay“.
Or Careya arborea?
I too agree with …
I found a paper online, “FLORA OF DHANIKHARI EXPERIMENTAL GARDEN-CUM-ARBORETUM, PORT BLAIR, ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS” by S. K. SRIVASTAVA and P. S . N. RAO, which claims that the local name Lal Bombay is used for the species Planchonia andamanica.
Sorry for such an incomplete and vague documentation.