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  ton ngiw (flowers)

 

Myanmar

The reddish-orange flowers of the Cotton Tree (fig.), a tree known in Thai as ton ngiw, with flowers that are referred to as dok ngiw or dok ngiaw (fig.), each have five petals, as well as a stamen and an anther.

 

The filaments of the stamen, here seen separated from the petals and on top of the flowers, are dried and used without the anther as an ingredient to flavour food in oriental cooking (fig.).

See also POSTAGE STAMP.

 

  ton ngiw (flowers)