Pterocarpus indicus Bleeder Burmese Rosewood or Angsana Tree. Have added flower pics...
Posted 29 July 2006 - 12:06 AM
Heard they are planting again disease resistent. Hope I will live to see these grow 4-5m in girth. Saw one on Penang Hill. So fat and so huge, the branches spanned over 4 lane motorway. So lush and full of ferns and orchids. Singapore trees are cool too - especially beach Rd - Angsana tunnel. The road would be littered with flowers during the seasons. I used to stay Beach Rd - so I know, I had many many pleasant mornings jogging the tunnel.............. The wood makes beautiful furniture.
Posted 25 September 2006 - 02:51 PM
Posted 15 June 2007 - 01:01 PM
Yeh, the angsana trees in changi village are really huge and beautiful and what's more, they provide nests for numerous exotic birds in that area like goffin cuckatoo, sulphur crested cukatoo, alexandrine parakeet etc...... It is really the crevices and holes in old and huge angsanas that can provide such home for these important and intriuging birds. It is too bad that some guy wrote in the straits times forum that huge trees like angsanas should be cut down because of the danger it poses to humans. If that is the case, we should not have any trees at all since there are so many humans around that any tree fall will surely injure somebody. Dah!!!!! :wacko:/>
Posted 29 March 2009 - 05:16 PM
This is a tree that I took near my workplace on 25 Mar 09 and the whole tree was literally covered with masses of golden yellow blooms. It was its distinctive fragrance that made me sought for its origin before I was amazed at the spectacular sight before me. I could not stop but to awe at the amazing sight. :notworthy:/> It can be comparable to the cherry trees in Japan though we may feel uncomfortable to have a picnic under the dense foliage. And there are 3 trees planted together! Sorry for the poor quality as I am using my handphone camera. :P/>
On closer look at the flowers, they look like pea flowers and is bright golden yellow in colour. You are right. The Angsana tree belongs to the legume family and legumes are good to replenish barren soil as the nitrogen fixing bacteria found in the nodules of the roots of the legume family helps to convert nitrogen into nitrates. Too bad, the flowers are short lived. They last for a day only. However, there are still many unopened buds in the remaining inflorescence of the tree and the trees are in full bloom again in 2 days time. :lol:/>
There are a few trees planted at the carpark of my neighbourhood as I realise this morning that the ground is covered with a thick layer of yellow petals. Even the cars of the residents are not spared. The petals are falling rythmically as I walk across the carpark. What a nice sight! :wub:/>