Salingbobog – Balai Lamok

Crateva Religiosa – Sacred barma (Salingbobog/Balai-lamok) which resembles the popular cherry blossoms that often bloom in April is a slow-growing, briefly deciduous small tree with a much-branched crown of glossy foliage, and an attractive bark conspicuously marked with white spots. It can grow up to 30 metres tall, though it is usually much smaller. Often gathered from the wild for its various uses, the tree is also commonly grown near temples and graves in India, where it is considered to be a sacred tree. The bark is much used as a medicine in India. the dried flowers in China. Sacred Barma is also cultivated as an ornamental, being especially valued for its flowers.