Thursday, October 22, 2009

Kamunting, a wild plant.


kamunting
pink and white flowers


close-up of the white flower

 



 

location: 
50 meters from Kakyah's house, my younger sister.
Pantai Remis, Perak.



Kamunting.

A place in Taiping Perak is named after this plant. Kamunting. The plant continues to stay wild and has never find a home in anybody's garden that I know of.  It really strikes my childhood memories, this plant. The ripening berries are so sweet and nice, and it is normal for us to meander a little bit on the way home from school... just for a pocketful of kamunting berries.

The place I grew up, is really sandy. Kamunting seem to love sandy habitat. They have the habit of making dense fibrous roots , as a support. Old roots decompose and new roots come out... So in fact the plant is making the best out of the sandy environment, creating their own healthy environment to thrive on... A real survivor...

They produce lovely flowers... almost similar to senduduk. But I notice two different set of flowers, the white and the light purple. I don't know, but I guess one is male and the other is female... Even the stigma is different in both flowers,  Or they start off being white and develop into pink a while later... Huh.. When I was young, the different flowers never attract my attention as much as the lovely and juicy berries... haha.


~bangchik
Putrajaya, Malaysia


18 comments:

  1. What an interesting plant to produce the two different colored blooms. Do you know the botanical name of the plant? Love the first photo.

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  2. Is flower fragrant? I saw a hedge of kamunting plants near to the main post office in Klang. It is extremely fragrant and has white flowers. I like this pink and pale pink combinition.

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  3. Kamunting is a type of flower. Wow!! What I have learnt today.
    Thank you very very much.

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  4. What an interesting shrub, to have 2 colors of beautiful flowers, sweet fruit, and is really tough to boot.

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  5. What a lovely plant and such wonderful memories to share with us.

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  6. I had not come across this wildflower, truly its beautiful. Look so much like peony & roses mix together. Never seen those berries, hope you can get their pictures too.

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  7. Hope its not too late to wish you Congratulations on your Blotanical Awards. You deserve the Best. Admire your daily post which sometimes I find hard time hopping in. MLVG makes us proud. Bravo to you and your family. Happy gardening and say hi to Kamunting, always see this plant everyday, but only today I know the name. Thanks to you and keep up the best in your post although I always miss the bus haha

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  8. Hello,

    Such a beautiful plant. I love the delicate pink shading of the flower.

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  9. It can make a good ornamental plant. The plant is beautiful! I like those cute and pretty pink blooms.

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  10. What an exceptionally beautiful plant, so charming that the flowers come in 2 lovely colours, it really adds to the interest. I enjoy meeting new plants, that would never grow in my cold climate. :) Rebecca

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  11. quite a pretty plant, the flowers and leaves compliment each other well.

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  12. That is always a benefit, when a lovely plant produces a yummy fruit. Wish I could try it.
    Rosey

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  13. What a beautiful flower! You are lucky to have such gorgeous array of plants to enjoy and see! Wonderful!

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  14. Those are really pretty flowers, great pictures!

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  15. I learned something new today. With beautiful photos to go along with the lesson! Thank you.

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  16. Such beautiful flowers and photos of them.

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  17. Thanks everyone..... Kamunting which I came across everyday during younger days. Very much less now. That's normal for wild plants when land has to be cleared for housing and other development, until the plant reach a highly sought-after-status.

    ~bangchik

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  18. What a lovely, lovely, wild plant!

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