The reddish-orange flowers of the
Cotton Tree (fig.),
a tree known in Thai as
ton ngiw, with flowers that are referred to as
dok ngiaw (fig.),
each have five petals, as well as a stamen and an anther.
The filaments of the stamen, here seen separated from
the petals and on top of the flowers, are dried and used
without the anther as an ingredient to flavour food in
oriental cooking (fig.).