Thursday, May 27, 2004

The Bintangor

The Bintangor's scientific name means calophyllum = calo is beautiful, phyllum is leaves; inophyllum = ino is fiber and phyllum is leaves. In other words this plant is named for its beautiful, fibrous leaves. Native to India, it is indigenous to Southeast Asia, especially prevalent in Polynesia. It's called as Kamani Tree in Hawaii. It has some interesting medical stories attached to it too.

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