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Elephant apple flower with immature fruit

Dillenia indica (Elephant apple)

Native to S. Asia (India,Vietnam, south through Thailand to Malaysia and Indonesia)

Note: Web sources say the flower is 15cm. It seems exaggerated. They are half of that size (compare with bees here), nevertheless they are very decorative and fragrant, but hide inside the crown.

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Taken on April 1, 2012