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NATURE & GASTRONOMY

  

 

 

  phikun

 

Thailand

The phikun tree with its ovoid fruit, which is softly hairy and when ripe, it is bright red-orange and edible. In English, this tree is known as Bullet Wood and Star Flower Tree (fig.). It is recognized for its luxury timber, which is extremely hard, strong and tough. See also List of Thai Botanical Names.