Chalta/ Elephant Apple/ Hondapara tree (Dillenia indica syn. D.speciosa)

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J.M. Garg

Jul 27, 2007, 3:57:14 AM7/27/07
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All pics. taken on 30/6/07 at Narenderpur near Kolkata. It's flowers are white & big (upto 20 cm wide) with a fleshy flower cup appearing among the leaves with greenish fruit about the size of a Baseball, constituted mainly of the large, growing sepals, put firmly over one another, while leaves are quite distinct.
For more information, please refer to the following link:
Bark I IMG_8415.jpg
Flower bud I IMG_8409.jpg
Flower opening up with leaves I IMG_8410.jpg
Leaves & Buds I IMG_8416.jpg
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