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