As part of our community services & green initiative, We have sponsored the 'Putat Laut' tree seedlings for Beachside planting...
Common name: Putat laut
is a tree of sandy seashores where its trunk often leans over the beach. It can grow to 30 m tall but more usually is 7–20 m tall. Its bunches of large, obovate leaves at the tips of the stout twigs are striking in their glossiness and size.
A small to medium sized tree (7-30m tall). Bark pinkish grey, smooth becoming rough and thick in older trees. It may have buttressed roots.
Leaves oval (20-30cm long), waxy glossy somewhat fleshy, edge smooth (not toothed). Young leaves may be pinkish olive with pink veins. Older leaves wither yellow or pale orange.eavy perfume becomes noticeable''.
By sunrise the next day, the entire circle of stamens and petals fall off the tree.
Corners says, ''The ring of stamens floating downstream and the stale perfume of the night used to be a morning feature of Malayan rivers''.
It is the food plant for moth larvae of Dasychira spp. and Thyas honesta.
Barringtonia asiatica is indigenous to the mangrove habitats in the tropics from Madagascar, to Malaysia, Taiwan, Philippines, northern Australia and Polynesia.
Together we can make the ‘GREEN’ differences!
Published : 18-Nov-2021