Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Miniature Bignay

Bignay-pugo
Fruit clump in the palm of my hand
Fruit detail
Tree profile
I was in Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife visiting the new office of the Philippine Native Plant Conservation Society. While waiting for my companions to unload the supplies into the room, I visited another plant which I have been watching in the park.  It is what the park people call as Antidesma pentandrum or bignai-pugo and yes it is a miniature cousin of the more popular bignay or Antidesma bunius. I was surprised that the plant which I saw last year as only a mere shrub is now a small tree.  And the compact crown is covered with miniature clumps of small bignay-like berries.  I would love to have one of this in my garden!

3 comments:

Dennis Dolojan said...

Is this the same one used in making wine? I tasted one in Mt. Province .. masarap !

metscaper said...

I think the one they make wine from is the real bignay.

Minato Namikaze said...

San po ba makakakita ng Bignay tree dito sa Manila? Please reply thank you :D