Wednesday, August 08, 2007

The RUMDUL: Cambodia's National Flower

The Rumdul (Mitrella Mesnyi) bears a small yellowish-white flower with a single alternate leaf. The flower produces a distinctive fragrance which is prominent in the evening.

Due to its attractive scent, the Khmer women had often been compared to the Rumdul flower during the ancient times. The Rumdul tree, which grows to a height of 8 -12 meters, can be seen almost everywhere in Cambodia, and is often planted as a decorative tree in public parks.


Southeast Asia’s National Flowers

--ASEAN Sec, Pisanu


Anonymous said... the helped me in my research about cambodia.. :D

International Flower Delivery said...

nice flower and photo. i love your blog anyway.

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