Pterospermum aceroides Wall., Numer. List 1171 1829.;
Andaman Island and Myanmar as per POWO;

Tree for ID, Andaman NAW-FEB21-03
2 images.
If possible kindly identify this tree from Andaman – i have pictures only of dried flowers and seedpod.

Pseudobombax ellipticum (Kunth) Dugand ??

Thanks for such a prompt reply – i forgot to add that the local name of this tree is “Makchung”.

I do not think so as per images at Pseudobombax ellipticum (Cultivated)

Was it wild? where in Andamans ?

It is wild as per the person who has collected the specimens. The location is Mayabunder in the northern part of Middle Andaman Island

Isn’t it Pterospermum acerifolium?

Thanks, …, Though close, I find the fruit to be a bit different as per images at Pterospermum acerifolium

I have found a resource Common Plants of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands by Joju Alappatt. This mentions the local name of Pterospermum acerifolium as Makchun.
i attach an image of the corresponding page from the book.
(I’m not sure if sharing such an image is acceptable on this forum, since i’ve not taken permission of the author.)

This is Pterospermum aceroides Kurz

Local name: Makchun



References: POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  IPNI  GBIF (High resolution specimens) High resolution specimen  India Biodiversity Portal  IBIS Flora

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