ALL the pictures were taken in SBG with Canon SX50HS. This camera helps to pull distant object closer but still there are areas i need to get familiar with: Macro focusing in ROI ( region of interest). Zoom is also useless if the lighting is poor degrading the images.
|Elaeocarpus angustifolius or blue marble tree in SBG.|
|Inflorescence of Umbrella tree or Schefflera actinophylla|
|Lecuythus ollaria or monkey pot with seeds still enclosed ( and lots of ants)|
|After the lid fell out the seeds too. Empty pot hanging on tree like flying saucer.|
The plantain squirrel nibbling on a oil palm fruit?
The spotted dove ( Streptopelia chinensis) looks on wondering what i am doing with the large keluak fruit..
Pangium edule - common name Keluak or Kepayang. Only until now i have the chance to touch a fallen big fruit. Some one carved away to display the seeds inside. It is as long as my foot and weight 6-7 Kg?
Ayam buah peluak - a peranakan famous dish. Have you tasted before? The seeds need to be rid of the hydrogen cyanide by repeated washing with water. The poison is removed by boiling water and / formentation ( eg burried in ashes for 40 days). Image of keluak dish.
|Struggling to hold with the fruit point downward. Its heavy !!!|
In Bako Sarawak similar palms were found in Kubah National park. Here in SBG we had different varieties all planted the same area. (The so called ' crocodile's tail' ekor buaya palm ( Johannesteijsmannia altifrons) can be found here.)