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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Litsea garciae


A relative of the avocado, this wonderful little savory fruit comes as a welcome change from the usually sweet tropical fruits.



The tree comes from Sarawak and South-west Sabah where it can be seen growing along riverbanks and scattered near villages. The foliage looks somewhat like that of the avocado, however the leaves are longer and droop more gracefully.


These are flowers of Litsea garciae and each staminate umbels may consists of 7-9 flowers.


A closer view of the flowering plant.

4 comments:

dakgilachoc a.k.a nani said...

hello..salam singgah..thanks singgah my blog yer..bagus blog anda..byk info..kita exchange link ok..sama-sama kasi trafik..:p

~Cinta Milo Ais~ said...

it looks like bunga tanjung..the one that women put on their sanggul hehehe

Mister Scott said...

thanks for your comment on my blog... now i'm returning the kindness ;)

btw where are these photographs from? here in upstate new york we only have naked trees with a few orange leaves left... though i kind of like it that way... Fall-y, that is.

cheers!

Exotic photos from Borneo said...

ya ... kalak fruit.

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