Friday, June 24, 2005

Pink Mempat


I walked past the few 'pink' mempat ( Cratoxylum formosum) trees .. then something struck me... hey! I saw branches with dark brown upward pointing capsules. I have been waiting for months ever since they shedded all leaves, replaced with red young leaves and pinkish tiny clusters of flowers in April. I reached out and brought home the capsules. I reread " A guide to the Wayside Trees " - Yes, the descriptions of the seed pods and the tiny wing seed matches.... OK - this is pink mempat - confirmed. .... Took a few close up foto for documentation purposes. ( The image is taken on Nov 26 2005 morning )

1 comment:

Neil said...

Can you please tell me where is the location of this tree? please email me at carerre@gmail.com