Call Me By My True Name
Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 8:05AM


Lovely Buddha at the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh sitting under a beautiful example of a Couroupita guianensis Aubl. tree (Lecythidaceae) with flowers (shown) and fruits (not visible). Unfortunately, the sign says "Shorea robusta Roxb." (Dipterocarpaceae), which this tree decidedly is not. [NOTE: Maybe this was done on purpose as a teaching about the difference between naming and knowing].

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