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Flowering rosewood

February 25, 2013

Do you remember my blog on Thai rosewood? The first flowers of the Dokmai Garden sapling emerged yesterday when it turned five years old:

Dalbergia oliveri flowers. Feb24.2013.72

Eric Danell

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  1. Aree permalink
    February 25, 2013 10:48 PM

    This mai chingchan, does it have a unique smell? I’ve never seen a full tree or its flower before. It looks quite pretty! I have seen a tree with red young leaves, not sure if it is ” chingchan”

    • February 25, 2013 11:45 PM

      The flowers do not have a distinct smell, but the wood has. The tree grows here and there even in the Chiang Mai valley, and also along the winding road to Pai. From a distance you rather see the purple of the calyxes rather than the baby blue flowers.

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