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  Indian Cork Tree

 

Thailand

The Indian Cork Tree, also known as Tree Jasmine, blooms from September to January and bears many white flowers that taper off into a narrow tube, a shape known as slaverform. The tree is really covered in flowers and many  of them are drooping. They are very fragrant and attract many nectar-eating birds (fig.) and insects, like the butterflies in these pictures.

 

In the photo above is an unidentifiable species, hardly noticeable in this reduced, small-sized picture, while in this photo on the right is a male Common Birdwing (fig.), as well as the vague outlines of a member of the Pieridae family, possibly a male Common Albatross in dry-season form (fig.), in the background (right corner). See also List of Thai Botanical Names.

 

  Indian Cork Tree