Sunday, February 14, 2010

The Lumbangs are in Flower!

Quick Post! If you live in Fairview and has wondered what those silver leaved trees along Regalado and Mindanao avenues are, the answer is lumbang or Aleurites moluccana. The leaves are more silver right now because they are complimented by its white tiny flowers.

2 comments:

soupfordinner said...

congratulations on your fantastic blog! am a great plant lover myself and Ive found out a thing or two about our native trees because of your highly informative writings and great pictures! For one thing I didnt know that Aleurites moluccana was also native here to the philippines! This is the famous candlenut so popular in Malaysian and Indonesian cuisine used to thicken and slightly flavour their foods. Do you know which part of the Philippines it is native to?

metscaper said...

Hi. i think they are native to a wide range. for one lumban laguna was named after the tree.