Saturday, March 22, 2014

Golden Shower Flowers Bloom for Phnom Penh


 The common name: Golden Shower, Indian Laburnum, and Pudding Pipe tree

Golden Shower tree known as Cassia Fistula it is medium size tree, growing about 12-20 meters high. The leaves are leaflet pointed oval leaves. It is native of South East Asia plants and found in everywhere now form the seaside area to up to the Himalaya.


About the image above: golden shower flowers blooming 

About the image above: golden shower flower touches the lotus pilar

About the image above: a bicycle park under the golden shower tree

About the image above: golden shower flower bloom near the Raffles note Le Royal

About the image above: golden shower bloom near a palm tree

About the image above: some flower before blooming 

About the image above: the new iconic Phnom Penh building in the background

About the image above: mature flowers

The flowers are in bunches down non-stop blooming shower drops alike, which may where it given name came from. The cultivation of the tree is from its seeds from the long brown fruit. Grown on well-drained soil.  The tree is planted along the tropic lines as its beauty of ornamental flowers.

 In some part of India, people use the leaves of the tree as Ayurveda medicine, as well as its fruit pulp (but strongly need supervision on the use of the tree products). The flesh of fruit is use as a laxative, the bark for skin infection, as well as the pulp is for addition ingredients for smoking cigarette.

About the image above: flowers bloom near an electric pole

About the image above: golden shower trees as ornaments of the city roads

About he image above: flower brunches

About the image above: most leaves replaced by blooming flowers

About the image above: flowers bloom in front of the National University

About the image above: the flowers grow everywhere

About the image above: beautiful flower brunches

About the image above: golden shower flowers and the flags

About the image above: flower brunches like a shower

About the image above: golden shower trees in from of the
National University, Phnom Penh

About the image above: golden shower tree bloom
In the National Library compound, Phnom Penh


Here in Cambodia it’s called Pka Reach Leung.  This time of the year of the late spring, the tree once again decorate the Cambodian city of Phnom Penh with its most beautiful golden yellow flowers. If you go around the city you may be able to witness this majestic flowers bloom along the road and houses.


In addition; the Golden Shower flower is the state flower of Kerala in India, related to Vishnu festival. This flower is also the national flower of Thailand because its yellow flowers symbolize Thai Royalty. One of the flower festivals, the Royal flora ‘Batchaphruek’


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