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Markhamia stipulata, Spathodea stipulata, Khae

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Markhamia stipulata var. pierrii
 Markhamia stipulata, Spathodea stipulata
Family: Bignoniaceae
Origin: Southeast Asia
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.EdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The young branches, leaves and inflorescence stalks are yellow-brown and hairy. The funnel-shaped fleshy flowers are fragrant, with rusty purple veins.

Timber used for furniture and permanent constructions as termite resistent.Young shoots are eaten and flowers used as a fresh vegetable. Fruits and flowers are boiled or steamed before they are eaten.

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 Markhamia stipulata, Spathodea stipulata, Khae

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