Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Bruguiera gymnorhiza

I am pretty awestruck by this mangrove tree. The contrast of the red calyx against the green of its leaves makes it photogenic. Thanks to the boardwalk at Sg Buloh, one can hold it in your hand and take a picture.

These are unopened.


These are opened


And this is the general habit of the tree. Habit meaning the form - whether its a tree, climber, shrub etc.


It looks festive.

I wonder what pollinates the flowers? Its definitely attractive. Didn't smell it though. I wonder when it flowers in the year. Lots of questions...

More about this plant, the tumu, here

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Anonymous lekowala said...

Yes Vanitha, who can forget the most energetic and enthu person in the class! Great blog you have, very well written and credible. Keep it up. Hope to see you around some day in the circle of teaching.

8:41 AM  
Anonymous misspegasus said...

i seriously wonder how you figured that out...

thx for the compliment. look forward to seeing you around someday too. :)

3:47 PM  

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