Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Kambatik crowning glory

Pastel purple flowers of the Saitaceae magnifica assume a crowning glory effect over the Eugenia oleina tree.
Location: Kambatik Park, Bintulu.

 It has been more than a year since the last post I made in this blog.  I feel it is about time to complete this year with at least a post.  It is not that the blog is not being attended to.  More than that.  I have been exceptionally busy with doing the Kambatik garden concepts in two other blogs as in here and here. 
Today's posting is about the concept that I have experimented regarding the use of free-flowering woody climbers for big trees.    In the tropical rainforest ecology such climbers are a crowning glory over the rainforest canopy.  The species I used in Bintulu is the Saritacaea magnifica or Bignonia magnifica.  This climber has masses of big purple flowers that blossom all year long.  It is therefore a prime candidate for the Laman Kambatik 'crowning glory' plants.
Saritaceae magnifica/ Bignonia magnifica
Family : Bignonia family (Bignoniaceae)

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