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Large Leaf Looking Glass Tree   
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Large Leaf Looking Glass Tree
ative Photo: Ratna Ghosh
Common name: Large Leaf Looking Glass Mangrove • Bengali: সুংদৰী Sundari
Botanical name: Heritiera macrophylla    Family: Sterculiaceae (Cacao family)

Large Leaf Looking Glass Mangrove is a large evergreen tree forming an umbrella-shaped crown. Leaves are broadly ovate-oblong or elliptic-oblong, 20-30 cm long, young rusty-brown, silvery beneath, with 3-5 cm long stalks. Flowers are unisexual, 3-4 mm across, white-yellowish to pinkish-rose in color, in foot long panicle-like cymes, in leaf axils. Large Leaf Looking Glass Mangrove is a native of India and Myanmar. Flowering: March-April.

Identification credit: Susmita Basu
Photographed at Indian Botanic Garden, Howrah, West Bengal.
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