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#67560 Jun 16th, 2007 at 06:17 AM
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Hi everyone ;)

I saw some flowers today in my uncle's garden. I don't know what they are though.. The photos are here:

http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/Hafizah287/FlowersII

Pictures 16 to 23.

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#16 and 17 are the same. #17 shows the leaf more clearly (the flowers haven't bloomed yet). #16 are the blossoms.

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#18 The flowers are small, around 1cm.

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#19 The flower is around 1.5cm across.

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#22 is a close up of #21. The flowers are about 1.5cm across. They have a scent that resembles the leaves of the screwpine plant.

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Hi Nur wavy

#16/17 is Chrysothemis pulchella ("Copper Leaf")
Family: Gesneriaceae

Some of the others look quite familiar,
but my poor tired old brain won't cooperate at the moment. rolz


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Hi Zuzu ;)

Thanks for the help. flwr

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Hi Nur, I've been peeking into your album "flowers II" again. grin

Thought I'd take another stab at a couple of them.
#2 maybe
Brownea macrophylla
Family: Fabaceae-caesalpinioideae
"rose-of-Venezuela"

and #15, possibly
Syzygium jambos (Eugenia jambos)
Family: Myrtaceae
"rose apple, Malabar Plum"

Still drawing a blank on the others at the moment. rolz

edit to add:
I just cannot shake the sense that #1
is a Begonia flower of some type.
I wonder if someone at a site that focused on Begonias
might be able to confirm or deny that much,
and possibly even recognize it, specifically? why

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Hi Nur...

i have most of the plants but do not know their botanical name...however 21 n 22 are pics of Kesidang...(is it called that in your place..?)...or Vallaris glabra....BTW do u know that 18/19 can b used s vegetable....? they r also called ...unofficially i think... Malaysian Ginseng...if u pull out da roots... look very much like Ginseng roots..... can b boiled n da water drunk... for what ailment/disease m not sure tho.... hope our local concerned people can study it...

i agree with zuzu... 1 looks soo much like Begonia....



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zuzu's petals #77069 Jun 26th, 2007 at 06:00 PM
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Hello Zuzu wavy

#2 looks similar to Brownea macrophylla, but there's a subtle difference that I can't really pinpoint.

The leaves of #15 is considerably different to the leaves of Syzygium jambos. And if I'm not mistaken, the last time I saw its fruits (I rarely take notice of this tree), they didn't resemble the fruits of Syzygium jambos.

#1 could be Begonia. But then again, I have very limited knowledge on Begonias.

Hmm... As for now, nothing is definite just yet. why

Thanks for the help ;)

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Hi Norhaini ;)

Thanks for identifying 21 and 22. Oh, it's called Kesidang? I didn't know that.. My aunt just referred to it as bunga pandan, since it smells much like pandan leaves. But the first time I encountered it, it reminded me of the scent of bunga rampai used in weddings. flwr

Oh, by the way, I have moved some of the photos, hence the photos in "flowers II" have been renumbered. 18 and 19 are now 8 and 9 respectively.

I didn't know that #8 is also used as vegetable, but #9, yes. My aunt told me that it has some medicinal values, and one of them is to treat bloody stool. Unfortunately, she too doesn't know what it's called. why


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