I am pretty awestruck by this mangrove tree. The contrast of the red calyx against the green of its leaves makes it photogenic. Thanks to the boardwalk at Sg Buloh, one can hold it in your hand and take a picture.
These are unopened.
These are opened
And this is the general habit of the tree. Habit meaning the form – whether its a tree, climber, shrub etc.
It looks festive.
I wonder what pollinates the flowers? Its definitely attractive. Didn’t smell it though. I wonder when it flowers in the year. Lots of questions…
More about this plant, the tumu, here