Shorea robusta

Shorea robusta

Myanmar's national flower

  • Shorea robusta
  • Shorea robusta
  • Flower name
    Shorea robusta
  • Scientific name
    Shorea robusta
  • Aliasサラノキ, 沙羅双樹
  • Place of originIndia 
  • Place of floweringGreenhouse, Overseas, Cemetery & Temple, Subtropical region
  • Flowering seasonApril

What is Shorea robusta

Sal (SAL trees, scientific name:Shorea robusta) is a deciduous treeo f the department Dipterocarpaceae Shorea genus native to India. Reportedly is one of the 3 sacred tree of Buddhism, Shakyamuni was died on the tree. By the way, munges with the 3 sacred tree of Buddhism (also known as: asokanoki, scientific name:Saraca indica L., category: legumes bean eyes) sacred fig (Indian bodhi tree, scientific name:Ficus religiosa), SAL, refers. Ashoka tree that Gautama Buddha was born under the tree and communicated.Sacred Fig is the Buddha under the enlightened and communicated.

General: SAL (SAL),
scientific name:Shorea robusta, also known as Salang, Shere, Searle (Sal), origin: India, life type: deciduous tree, height: 30 m, color: white.


  • Eye
    Malvales
  • Family
    Dipterocarpaceae
  • Genus
    Shorea
  • Species
    S. robusta
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cone / Compound inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Five-petal
  • Leaf type
    ovoid
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeDeciduous tree
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height3000.0 ~ 3500.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower1.5 ~ 3.0 cm

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