Friday, May 23, 2008

Rothmannia longiflora - Ivory Trumpet

I am posting these flowers taken in May last year to celebrate the re-birth of my portable hard disk that I thought had died. I had mourned its presumed demise, went through a phase of utter despair at having lost many precious photos, in particular these photos here. I saw these flowers at the VIP Corner of the National Orchid Garden and have not seen them anywhere else. What joy to see them here again.

Family: Rubiaceae

This shrub is from Tropical Africa and was featured in Gardenwise, the newsletter of the Singapore Botanic Gardens (Volume 28, January 2007). According to the information given, this shrub flowers easily and parts of it possess pain-relieving properties.

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