28 September 2010


Commonly known as the Tamalan Tree or Burma Rosewood, the photos of this tree from the Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Family was taken near evening time, which explained the dark background.

It was once a popular tree, commonly planted near water bodies, along monsoon drains and canals because of their beautiful soft drooping leaves. Before the downtown line construction moved in to Sungei Road, the trees covered the canal sides wonderfully.

These were the small flowers, with pinkish petals and maroon-coloured sepals, taken from this almost bare tree.

Compare the differences between this species and the Dalbergia cochinchinensis that I posted recently.