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13 March 2020

Chasing the tree across the world, our March blog focuses on Velvet Apple, Velvet Tamarind, Sundari, and Blue Mist Plant. Chasing the tree across the world, this journey’s new destination for March is Southeast Asia’s simple yet mystical trees.

A Delicious Treat: Velvet Apple Tree

Our first guest for March is Velvet Apple Tree. Named Diospyros Discolor in Latin, this tree produces an edible tree which is a delicious treat. Similar to peach tree, Velvet Apple Tree is unique to Phillippines. Green throughout the year, Velvet Apple Tree grows very slowly. With a lenght reaching up to 20 meters, Velvet Apple Tree is a moderately-sized tree. Its green leaves can grow as long as 20cm.

Sweet and Sour: Velvet Tamarind

Named Dialium Cochinchinense in Latin, Velvet Tamarind is another tree unique to the Southeast Asia. Classified among the moderately-sized trees, Velvet Tamarind can grow up to 25-35m in length. Having a renewable character, Velvet Tamarind produces a fruit which can be consumed when mixed with sugar and cayenne pepper. 

Tropical Dream: Sundari

Named Heritiera Littoralis in Latin, Sundari can be easily identified by the silver flakes located under its leaves. It’s often found in Bangladesh, Indian Peninsula, Southeast Asia, and tropical regions in Africa. Sundari tree’s fruit is a favorite in the Phillippines cusine.

Blue Beauty: Blue Mist Plant

The latest tree we’ll introduce which is unique to the Southeast Asia, comes from Sri Lanka. Named Memecylon Parvifolium in Latin, Blue Mist Plant blooms through the end of the summer months. Its flowers are blue -hence the name. This tree is highly durable against draught. It takes the form of a shrub and has short and narrow leaves.

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