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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

A little botanizing in UKM campus

Here's a little information that i would like to share on the family of Lecythidaceae. I did a little botanizing earlier last week in the middle of settling my convocation stuff. I'd taken a few photographs of three species of Barringtonia that are planted around UKM campus. Below are the photos of the flower and fruits of Barringtonia asiatica (L.) Kurz. This species is also known as 'putat laut'.

Besides this species, i also retrace another species of Barringtonia along the riverbank of 'Alur Ilmu', B. fusiformis King that are fruiting (below). Unfortunately all the flowers had fallen.

Last but not least is the common 'putat kampung', also known as B. racemosa Roxb. Below were two photos of it's fruits and flowers that i managed to capture that day.


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