Only in the hot season you would find pink shower flowers in vulgar amounts. (Cassia bakeriana, Fabaceae). Native to Thailand and Burma. March 10, 2013.
Text & Photo: Eric Danell, Dokmai Garden
Traveling north on Highway 1 yesterday, apart from the dozen fires in the mountains north of km 600 I could not but help notice some of these indecent displays of pink and wondered how DokMai Garden’s avenue was faring with the borers having their feast of Cassia bakeriana wood.
I also kept my eyes peeled for purple flowering Mai Ket – Dahlbergia but only saw five in flower , four together at km 570 north of Tak on the east side of the road and a solitary tree in the middle of the road opposite a school at km 497 if I recall correctly. I do hope one of your readers collects seeds here in coming months so we can ask the Forests Department to propagate these beautiful native trees.
It sounds you had a lot of fun Ricky! Dalbergia oliveri is still fairly common on the roads around Mae Hong Son, but when we went to Opkhan national Park with some guests I think we only saw one, and that was a tiny specimen.
LOnger report coming soon.
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