Cameron Highlands Tea Plantation, Malaysia

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Today's Flowers - Red Pagoda

These flowers were taken along the trail at Tree Top walk in Kulim recently.


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As the name implies, I guess the plant does vaguely resembles a pagoda. The botanical name is Clerodendrum paniculatum and the plants are found mainly in India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and some parts of South East Asia.


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Each tiny flower has a long tube and protruding stamen. The flowers caught my eye when I first saw it at the Lake Gardens of Kuala Lumpur. They have such remarkable flowers.

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I like the way they are grouped in clusters and arranged in tiers like a pagoda.


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The pagoda flower has a number of medicinal uses for certain diseases in Asia. Chinese medicine often uses these plants in the treatment of hemorrhoids and excessive menstrual bleeding.

Today's Flowers

19 comments:

  1. What a beautiful flower. I can see why those tiny little blooms caught your eye.

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  2. These are lovely!
    I like the bubbles of bokeh in your last shot. :)
    Carletta's Captures

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  3. Bonza photos, i especially like the 3rd photo the shape reminds me of a church bell :-).

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  4. Those are very big panicles. We have also lots of them here also growing in the wild. Even in our property in the province this is growing as volunteers. I just wonder if it is the same species as that one, or maybe same species but different variant. I actually collected some seeds from the wild and plant them in containers at home. I am not sure if they will germinate though.

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  5. It's such a striking bloom. Great photos.

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  6. Oh! I see in your second last photo that it really does look like a red pagoda. Very pretty!

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  7. THE FIRST AND THE LAST ONE ARE SIMPLY




    WONDERFUL

    CONGRATS


    NICE SUNDAY

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  8. Hi, surprised that I haven't stumbled upon your blog when we're from the same country! Glad to find you today.
    I didn't know the flower is named Red Pagoda.The close-up is great.
    Rosie

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  9. i saw this flower on the side of a street last week. thanks for sharing the name. gorgeous shots.

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  10. That's a beautiful plant. Very interesting and such a bright splash of color.

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  11. What a spectacular plant and the leaves are very large and well shaped as well. Beautiful colour and structure of the huge flower bracts. Thank you for sharing their beauty.

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  12. Gorgeous tiny little flowers with beautiful colors!

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  13. It's my first time I see such a shrub or tree. It's very nice. Thanks for showing it to us.

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  14. Very interesting to read something about this wonder plant. It's lovely looking too.

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