Thursday, June 30, 2005

Dipterocarpus grandiflorus


Dipterocarpus grandiflorus
Originally uploaded by lekowala.
Here are the pretty looking flowers of the keruing (taken in Mar 2005) featured in Francis and the Dipteropcarp. They spot the brown leaf litter pleasantly with pink and white petals. Celebrate masting, it happens once in a few years.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Ladybug said...

Oops! I meant to ask how it was pollinated.

12:02 AM  
Anonymous Ladybug said...

Never knew the flowers are so pretty! How is it colour-seeking insects?

12:02 AM  
Anonymous lekowala said...

Bees, flies, butterflies and thrips are thought to pollinate the Dipterocarps. Have not come across studies on D. grandiflorus though.

7:21 AM  
Anonymous Cuifen said...

Hi!

I saw these flowers at Bt Timah some months back. They were all along the pavement! Never know that it happens once every few yrs only... thks for the entry!

Cuifen =)

12:01 AM  

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