Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Yellow Saraca

Saraca cauliflora
Countries of origin of this unusual tree where the flowers grow from the trunk and branches: Indo-China, Java and Malaysia. I am always fascinated by the bunches of flowers that adorn the Yellow Saraca trees each time they flower. The picture above was taken at East Coast Park near McDonalds. I have also photographed them at the Botanic Gardens, Bukit Batok Park and a small park in my housing estate. The clusters of tiny flowers attract large bumble bees that flit from cluster to cluster.
Saraca tree taken near the Gazebo in the Botanic Gardens.

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