Bunga-bunga liar Malaysia
(Wild flowers of Malaysia)


Nama Melayu (Malay Name) Sendudok
Keluarga (Family) MELASTOMACEAE
Nama Saintifik (Scientific Name) Melastoma malabathricum
Saiz Biasa (Size) 4 cm
Nama Lain (Other Names) Singapore Rhododendron
Jurufoto (Photographer) CS Ooi


Nota Ringkas (Short Notes)


Pokok renek yang berwarna kemerahan. Ia tertenal dan biasa dijumpai diseluluh negara ini. Biasa boleh dijumpai di tanah terbiar serta di belukar. Boleh sampai lebih dari 1 meter tingginya. Bunganya adalah pada hujung batang, dalam kelonpok kecil tetapi hanya satu hingga tiga kuntum akan berkumbang pada setiap kali.

A reddish looking shrub. It is well known and common throughout the country. It is often found in waste lands and belukar. It can grow to more than 1 meter in height. The flowers are at the end of its stems, in small clasters, but only one to three will open at one time.


Rujukan (References)

     Buku (Books)

1.       Common Malayan Plants; HB Gilliland; (1958); University of Malaya Press,
            Singapore. - mukasurat (page) 140
2.       Common Malayan Wild Flowers; M.R. Henderson; (1961); Longmans; Britain.
            - mukasurat (page) 14
3.       Malayan Wild Flowers - Dicotyledon; M.R. Henderson; (1954);
            Caxton Press Ltd.; Malaya. - mukasurat (page) 108
4.       Malaysian Flowers in Colour; H.F. Chin; (1977); Tropical Press Sdn Bhd.;
            Malaysia. - mukasurat (page) 65


Inquiries     (Pertanyaan)
Ooi Chooi Seng P.P.N.,
259 Jalan 17/8,
46400 Petaling Jaya
January 2002