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
1 image.
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.


Planchonia valida images: 1 image.
Ya sure, you can check other details about Planchonia andamanica. This the official book of ANET.



References: POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  WCSP  IPNI  GBIF (High resolution specimens) Flora Malesiana  Flowers of India  India Biodiversity Portal  IBIS Flora Wikipedia  asianplant  Flickr


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