Tree identification please

To: Steve <>
Subject: Tree identification please
From: Carl Clifford <>
Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2012 17:09:55 +1000

The tree is Polyalthia longifolia, often called the Temple Pillar tree. I think 
it is from india or Srei Lanka. You see it used as a street tree throughout SE 
Asia. Great visual/noise screen tree.


Carl Clifford

On 25/08/2012, at 4:08 PM, Steve <> wrote:

> G'day Richard et al.
> Here's a picture of the two trees:
> They are real and not 'vine-covered poles' (thanks Tom!).
> As I said - very common street trees in Dar es Salaam and other Tanzanian 
> towns.  No-one there could give me a name for them.
> Cheers
> Steve
> On 25/08/2012, at 3:08 PM, Richard Turner <> wrote:
>> Birders and Steve,
>> Close to the entrance at Cairns Botanic Gardens is a Teak--comes from 
>> indo-china.
>> Tectona grandis--but I have never seen that species planted as a street tree.
>> From, Dick Turner

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