Simpoh Malesia

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Monday, July 30, 2007

D. ovata in bloom!

On my recent trip to Taman Negara, i was delighted to be able to witness a bloom of Dillenia ovata. The stamens are as what i had expected. They are hardly differentiated into two rows. The stamens are yellowish while the carpels are white. There are abundance of this species in the area. Much of them are fruiting and some flowering or still in bud stage. I also managed to bump into other 'simpoh' species that are fruiting such as D. reticulata and D. grandifolia besides D. ovata on the new trail being built that link the hind of intepretive room towards Bumbun Hide that link through the swamp loop. Below is the photo of D. ovata on the new trail.


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