Friday, September 18, 2009

Juicy berry of Senduduk

senduduk
melastoma


It's only by taking the ant's view, 
that we may at least begin to appreciate the beauty in their world.



the black berry of senduduk fully exposed,
and I just wonder
how the berry coat
manage to break clean that way.




I have never tasted the black juice. 
Is it going to be the sweetest thing for the insects?


it all begins with little purple bud


and the bloom with  yellow and red stigma and anther.
I wish to dissect senduduk flower to put meanings
to what teachers
have been teaching me and my peers
when we were kids
about very peculiar terms like
anther
filament
stamen
stigma
pistil
ovary
style
petal
sepal

pollen
ovule
receptacle
peduncle
calyx

Senduduk.
always my favourite flowering plant ever,
domesticated for almost two years
but remains wild
in our garden.
Bangchik and Kakdah
Putrajaya, MALAYSIA

12 comments:

  1. It's only by taking the ant's view,
    that we may at least begin to appreciate the beauty in their world. ...

    ...... and it is a beautiful world indeed!my goodness only few of those terms i can recognize...ha!ha!ha!

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  2. What an interesting berry and flower. Oh the terms of botany!! I always feel I need a diagram to keep them straight.

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  3. Such an intriguing view of the berry!
    We were just talking about plant parts the other day with the kids and I couldn't remember the difference between a pistil and a stamen on the lily. Then it got even more embarrassing because I couldn't even tell how bees made honey.
    Rosey

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  4. The senduduk is a real beauty. It must have been paradise for the ants that lives near this plant.

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  5. senduduk is something new to me. looking beautiful. i m sure would have been a real feast for ants

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  6. Senduduk is a beautiful berry. From bud to berry-- very nice.

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  7. Senduduk flowers are so pretty. It is always a nice encounter when I bump into them. The flower always look vibrant and strong. Nice description of this plant here. TQ!

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  8. The berries look so juicy, and the flowers are beautiful.

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  9. Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri Bangchik & Kakdah. I am going to Wiki Senduduk. I know blackberry, blueberry but sendudukberry?

    Thank you for the wonderful pictures.

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  10. This Senduduk sama duduk dengan saya di Cerok Tokun.

    Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri to your family.

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  11. What a wonderful post--text and photographs both. Thank you.
    --Kate

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  12. I am enjoying so much all of the different Senduduk's that are being shown on blogs.The berries look tasty.

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