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Bunga-bunga taman Malaysia
(Garden flowers of Malaysia)


Nama Melayu (Malay Name) Bunga Kemunting Cina Putih
Keluarga (Family) APOCYNACEAE
Nama Saintifik (Scientific Name) Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Don. var alba
  = Vinca roseus (L.) var alba
  = Lochnera roseus Reichb. var alba
Saiz Biasa (Size) 4 cm
Nama Lain (Other Names) White Periwinkle
  = African Periwinkle
  = Madagascar Periwinkle
  Nama Cina (Chinese Name) M   Cha(2)ng Chu(1)n Hua(1)
  Nama Thai (Thai Name)   Pan Puay Fa Ruang Si Khao
Jurufoto (Photographer) Nuruddin Jamin


Nota Ringkas (Short Notes)


Pokok herba yang mudah ditanam, tinggi pokok hanya 40 cm. Bunganya berwarna putih, tetapi terdapat juga jenis warna merah dan banyak jenis hibrid. Pokok ini berasal dari Afrika, sekarang terdapat liar di kawasan tropika Amerika, tetapi dipecayai asalnya dibawa dari Afrika. Ditanam dengan mudah dari biji benih.

This is an easy to plant herbacious plant. The flowers white but ther are also red varieties and many types of hybrids. This plant originated from Africa but can be also found in the West Indies, belived to be those brought over from Africa and escaped from cultivation. Grows readily from seeds.


Rujukan (References)

     Buku (Books)

1.       Bunga-bungaan Malaysia; Ismail Saidin; (1993); Dewan Bahasa & Pustaka;
           Malaysia - mukasurat (page) 45
2.       Gardening in the Tropics; M Greensill; (1967); Evans Bros. Ltd.; Britain
            - mukasurat (page) 79
3.     Tropica; Alfred Byrd Graf; (1978, 1981); Roehrs Company; USA.
            - mukasurat (page) 967, 74
4.       Plants for Landscape Architect in Thailand; Thai Association of Landscape Architect (TILA); (19xx); TILA Thailand.
           - mukasurat (page) 249



Pertanyaan (Inquiries)
Ooi Chooi Seng P.P.N.,
259, Jalan 17/8,
46400 Petaling Jaya,
July 2000