15 Nov '16, 1pm

@Dalien59 Oh that's okay! But it's definitely a sea poison tree, here's some more info

@Dalien59 Oh that's okay! But it's definitely a sea poison tree, here's some more info

Putat laut or Sea poison Barringtonia asiatica Family Lecythidaceae updated Jan 2013 Where seen? This tree with large waxy leaves, stunning pinkish pom-pom flowers and square fruits is now widely planted in our coastal parks. It is sometimes seen growing wild in our back mangroves. Elsewhere, it grows in a wide range of coastal habitats from coastal forest, shores, sandy to rocky coasts and occasionally in mangroves. Features: 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. Flowers very showy with four white petals and lots of fine, pink-tipped stamens forming a pom-pom shape (10-15cm). According to Corners ...

Full article: http://www.wildsingapore.com/wildfacts/plants/coastal/bar...

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