Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Wild flowers....


In the days of my childhood, Senduduk plant with its purple flowers are a familiar scene in the bush around the house. The plant grows wild and would give beautiful purple flowers all the year round. The young buds are hard and we would use it as bullets in our bamboo pistol, a home made gun of a sorts that were use by children in the village to play gun fighting. A sorts of make real world of the children in the days where the computer games were unheard of. The young berries would burst into fruits the color of violet and we as a child would eat it and our tongue would turn violet. Folks in the Kampong [village] says that this plants has medicinal properties and are use in traditional medicine. I do not know the botanical name of this fruits that still grow wild. It is really a sturdy plant that would grows everywhere, even on hard rocky soil. I took the images above on that trip last Sunday with the Kelab Volvo Klasik members. It indeed a beautiful flowers..

12 comments:

dija said...

salam pak idrus,
i'm a student. Thi sem i'm taking a course about plants and it is quite tough..hhuhu.
the name of this species is Melastoma malabathricum (senduduk). what i want to know is, do the senduduk and kemunting are the same plants?? because their flower and the shape of leaves is quite same?? can you help me..

dija said...

sorry pak idrus, i have know the answer

Pak Idrus said...

dija, thanks for the visit. No, Seduduk and Kemunting are not the same. But both are wild flowers. Both the berries of these shrub could be eaten. If properly develop the berries of both the Senduduk and Kemunting could be made into good jam. Perhaps you should explore this. Have a nice day.

dija said...

hhhee pak idrus..jgan la gelak.
Anyway thanks =)

dija said...

pak idrus, if i have anything about the botany, can i ask you??

Pak Idrus said...

dija, thanks for the return visit. yes you may contact me. Please communicate via email. I have two email address at my blog site. Have a nice day,and keep studying. Take care.

wickedwarhol said...

I have always enjoyed capturing images of wildflowers in Malaysia but I really need a site that will give positive identification of these flowers. I would appreciate it if you have any.
Some pictures of my wild shots are here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wickedfilm/
Well done!

Pak Idrus said...

wickedwarhol, thanks for the visit and sharing your thoughts on the subject of this posting.

If you want others to help you in getting information do give others a true profile of yourself first. Putting your age 253 is not the right way. Are you ashamed of yourself! So be sincere and others would surely help.

Have a nice day.

Bhanu said...

Dear friend,

This plant is known as Tibouchina urvilleana, another names(Purple Bloom, Princess flower, Glory Bush) etc.

Pak Idrus said...

Bhanu, thanks for the visit and sharing your thoughts on the subject of this posting. Thanks for letting us know the various names of this wild flowers.

Have a nice day.

Jacintha NJR said...

Pak Idrus, this is definitely Melastoma and NOT Tibouchina..sorry Bhanu

Pak Idrus said...

Jacintha NJR, thanks for the return visit. Yes you are right it Melastoma all right. We call it Senduduk.

Have a nice day.