I've heard about this tree since I was young. A few Thai forest monks came back from 'Tudong' through deep jungle (in Lao) with dried fruits shape like girls. They told people that they saw many Naree-Pol trees in the jungle, and the fruits smelled so nice like perfume even when they were dried.
Dear "pilgrim", I saw this Thai news @youtube too...I think many Thai people believe the stories of Naree-Pol trees at Lee-Pee Fall in Lao. I admit that I believe what Thai forest monks said that they saw these trees while 'tudonged' in the deep jungle of Lao!
I wish we had Lao members to tell us the truth!!! yawares