Jelutong Tree

Jelutong, Jelutong
Dyera Costulata by scientific name
Tall among trees
Rising above the rest
Big columnar trunk
With girth of 6.2 metres
Small white flowers dropped like rain
Carpeting the ground and dried leaves
Its latex was used to make chewing gum
Walk the MacRitchie Reservoir
Petai Trail to see the flowers
Before its natural phenomena is gone
We may not have Sakura flowers
Or cherry blossom
But we have Jelutong flowers falling on our heads

Flowers of Jelutong Tree

Tall single column Jelutong tree

Narrative of Jelutong tree

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