Further down the path, I saw a grouping of the trees situated close to the riverbank to indicate its preference for water-logged areas. This tree is native to Sarawak and Malaysia and is found in many coastal swamp forests. When I came close to one of the trees, I found out that the flowers are very attractive. They have white creamy flowers that appear like tiny bottle brushes with spreading hairs. The bark is spongy and papery and make it a habit to peel off its white sheets when its time to do so. What convenience for a lady of style! The leaves are a light green and a medicated oil known as the Cajeput Oil is distilled from the leaves for external application of headaches. Weep no more Papery Beauty. You are a class of your own.
7 years ago