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Calophyllum inophyllum at Tanglin Core

August 30, 2011

Family : Guttiferea
Common name : Penaga laut, Indian laurel, Laurel wood.
Origin : Coasts of Northern Australia, SEA and islands of Indian and Pacific oceans

A costal tree, the calophyllum inophyllum, is a slow growing, long lived evergreen tree. The tree can grow up to 30m in height with a large, spreading dense crown. Flowers are, small, white with a yellow center occurring in bunches. They have a sweet fragrance and open in the middle of the night to be pollinated by insects.


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