Dolichandrone spathacea

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Dolichandrone spathacea
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Dolichandrone spathacea flowers
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Bignoniaceae
Tribe: Tecomeae
Genus: Dolichandrone
Species: D. spathacea
Binomial name
Dolichandrone spathacea
(L.f.) Seem.
  • Bignonia longissima Lour. nom. illeg.
  • Bignonia spathacea L.f.
  • Dolichandrone longissima (Lour.) K.Schum.
  • Dolichandrone rheedei (Spreng.) Seem.
  • Pongelia longiflora Raf. nom. inval.
  • Spathodea diepenhorstii Miq.
  • Spathodea grandiflora Zipp. ex Span.
  • Spathodea longiflora P.Beauv.
  • Spathodea loureiroana DC.
  • Spathodea luzonica Blanco
  • Spathodea rheedei Spreng.
  • Spathodea rostrata Span.
Sauteed Khae Pa flowers

Dolichandrone spathacea, also known as the Mangrove trumpet tree (Thai: แคป่า; Tagalog: tui, tue or tuy) is a species of plant in the Bignoniaceae family. It is found from South India, Sri Lanka to New Caledonia.[2]

The flower is edible and it is part of Thai cuisine, usually eaten sauteed or in Kaeng som.[3]


In Sri Lanka, it is known as "දිය දග - diya daga" in Sinhala.


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