Sunday, April 19, 2015

Magnificient White Poui

White Poui - Tabebuia alba
Location : Pantai Temasya Drive, Tanjung Batu
This April, the White Poui trees ( Tabebuia alba ) are giving out their best colours.  The very dry and hot drought  season experienced in Bintulu at this month has induced lots of the Tabebuia alba trees or commonly called White Poui to flower profusely.  The above picture is taken at Tanjung Batu, along the Pantai Temasya Drive.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Yellow flowering trees in March

Yellow Flame (Peltophorum pterocarpum)
This year (2015) the Yellow Flame started to flower profusely around Bintulu town.  These trees were planted since the mid 80's in Bintulu.  Majority were planted around the Dewan Suarah roads and  the Persiaran Pantai Temasya or the Pantai Temasya Drive especially areas near to the Taman Tumbina.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Showy golden flowers at Bintulu roadsides

 About 10 years ago the Golden Penda was introduced into the Bintulu landscape.  Since then this medium-sized tree has been conspiciously added to many other areas of the Kidurong town as well.  The Golden Penda or Xanthostemon chrysanthus belong the family Myrataceae or the Myrtle family.  Another tree that is well used as a landscaping tree in Bintulu belonging  to the same family is the Eugenia oleina.  The masses of showy golden flowers are produced intermittently.  Here are more pictures taken in late December 2014.  In January 2015 these same trees still continue to exhibit flowering.

Golden Penda - Xanthostemon chrysanthus