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LEARNING FOR LIVING A NATURE BOOK FOR CHILDREN A FUN GUIDE TO THE PLANTS OF THE BACK MANGROVES OF SUNGEI BULOH WETLAND RESERVE !!
COOL INFO Mangifera foetida (Horse Mango) This tree is a type of wild mango. It is not the same as the popular commercially-grown mango, but the fruit are nonetheless edible. Many trees of the mango family have highly irritant sap, which can cause blistering if touched.
Dillenia indica (Elephant apple) The elephant apple is a spreading tree and has beautiful white fragrant flowers, toothed leaves and rounded fruits with small brown seeds. The greenish-yellow fruit, which has a thick protective covering, is edible; unripe fruits are cooked to make pickle and chutney. The juicy pulp is aromatic, but very acidic.
Palaquium gutta (Getah Tree) The rubbery sap of the getah tree, gutta percha, was originally used to make handles of riding whips. Later, it was used to make golf balls! The first underwater cable was made of gutta percha. Aquilaria malaccensis (Agarwood) The tree yields the incense wood from the heartwood of an old dying tree. It is used for ceremonial purposes.
The red and white flowers with sweet fragrance bloom in the nights of June to August. Barringtonia racemosa (Putat Kampung)
Horse Mango COLOURS OF LIFE
CROSSWORD CRAZY Across: 1 Juicy, succulent fruit. 5 Sweet smell. 8 The colour of Elephant Apple seeds. 9 The scientific name for the Elephant Apple: __________ Indica. Down: 2 Greenish-yellow fruit used to make pickle and chutney: Elephant __________ 3 A game which uses ball made from the sap of the Getah Tree. 4 Wood taken from the heartwood of an old dying Agarwood tree is used as this. 6 Wood from this tree is used for ceremonies. 7 The colour of the flowers of the Putat Kampung. 8 May be caused by the irritating sap of the Mangifera species of trees.
WORD SEARCH Wild Sap Words Mangifera Getah Bloom Edible Juicy Pulp Percha Elephant kfadgashelpscgjk jbvcxuasfzmbpozf asvkpsigpzxpasfo zcxgetahugvbelsf yspprulpawildajl hjuicyertyeoihfv dflyhnmsapeodrlk vbpeayithvompjkx gfcnkmlazktyprem seezmangiferatbf raxgytuipndmerak lryhfyioncismorp drungrtiopbarest fjkloprebnlwetyr akopdhgtkyelitsr ajghredigthrfush
WEIRD AND WILD My flowers are white, My fruits are yellowish-green, Eat them when they are ripe, Pickle them when they are not. I am the ________________plant. I am wild you see, But my fruit is as edible as can be, Just keep clear of my sap, If not you will regret. I am the _____________ plant.
Oh, I may be dying, But in my last few breaths, Take my heart, Burn it and what sweet smell you’ll get! I am the _________________ plant. I sound like a country bumpkin, But don’t be fooled, For three months in a year, Beautiful I will be, With my red and white blooms, That are sweet-smelling too. I am the _______________ plant.
My sap has many uses, For it stretches, Hold the whip, Tee off the ball, Get connected. You know what I mean? I am the ________________tree.
ANSWERS PAGE 1 MA N G O P O P L I L F R A G R ANCE E G E C A D E R N B ROWN S L O E I O S D ILLENIA T E R CROSSWORD CRAZY
ANSWERS PAGE 2 kfadgashelpscgjk jbvcxuasfzmbpozf asvkpsigpzxpasfo zcxgetahugvbelsf yspprulpawildajl hjuicyertyeoihfv dflyhnmsapeodrlk vbpeayithvompjkx gfcnkmlazktyprem seezmangiferatbf raxgytuipndmerak lryhfyioncismorp drungrtiopbarest fjkloprebnlwetyr akopdhgtkyelitsr ajghredigthrfush WORD SEARCH Elephant Apple Horse Mango Agarwood Putat Kampung Getah WEIRD AND WILD