Saturday, May 02, 2009

SGB - Edible / medicinal Plants tour may 2 '2009

Ochanostachys amentacea, Petaling tree and its uses

I held the 'blue' ginger pretty flower close
before i ate it - stamen, petals and all.
Well the other ginger flowers were used in rojak so ..

Fallen fruit of Cola gigantea ( Giant Cola) picked clean by birds?
Below - At least x2 fruit spotted up in the tree.Mr Nelson Mandela planted this Cola gigantem in SBG.

Nutmeg fruit just barely reachable from my P5100 limited zoom.

I picked up a block of white crystallized
camphor and stuck it to the bark of Dryobalanops aromatica.
The soft block had a strong aromatic turpentine
smell ... enough to clear blocked nose perhaps.

Not far from the tree, picked up helicopter-like wing seed of Dryobalanops aromatica.
( All Dryobalanops sp had 5-lobed wings)

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