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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Cassia fistula - The Golden Shower Tree (Wordless Wednesday)

1 - Kayu Rajah (wood King) in Malay
“Cassia fistula - The Golden Shower Tree (Wordless Wednesday)”, a copyrighted post, was written for My Nice Garden blog by Autumn Belle @ http://www.mynicegarden.com/ on June 8th, 2011


2 - Amaltas in Hindi

3 - Lanthern Tree in Thai

4 - Like a chandeliar in the sky

5 - Front view

6 - Back view

7 - A-bo-le in Taiwanese

8 - Pudding Pipe Tree or Purging Casia in English

9 The sausage tree in Chinese

10 -  Sunshine, flower showers n colours of the rainbow.

11 - Butterfly Park (public park), Bandar Bukit Tinggi 2, Klang

This is my entry for Wordless Wednesday, the link is here.

27 comments:

  1. Oh how beautiful! Thanks for sharing them with us Autumn Belle :)

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  2. I've only ever seen photos of this tree, never in person, but it is mesmerizing to me. Beautiful.

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  3. Beautiful pictures of your Cassia tree. You have chandelier tree, we have Cassia alata which we call candlesticks. Together we can decorate an outdoor room?

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  4. These are among my favorite flowering trees. Wish we could grow them here in temperate zones...

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  5. Good Morning everyone!

    I had a wonderfully enjoyable time photographing these trees in my neighbourhood. I was a bewitching experience standing under those showers of gold.

    We must remember to take a moment from our busy schedule, to stop to admire nature's beautiful gifts. There is still so much beauty in our world that is FREE!

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  6. Nell Jean, with candlesticks and chandeliars, we can hold a banquet!

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  7. I have seen them in many places! Such a beautiful tree! Thanks for telling the name!

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  8. This beautiful tree blooms in April in India, in time for the Hindu new year. The tree is considered very auspicious .

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  9. You are relating the story of 'The Acres of Diamonds' where the diamonds are right in our backyard and its free but human beings tend to go faraway places looking for it. Honestly if you have not mentioned PaSung, Bananaz would not have any slightest idea where all these nice 'diamonds' came from. Lovely shots and awesome flowers oh love them all. The A-bo-le or the Pudding Pipe Tree reminds me of Avatar. How do you find out all the names of the flowers and with so many version of Thai & Taiwanese etc. Done your homework pretty well. tQ for the sunshine & flowers showers. Great post.

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  10. Beautiful pictures...I've admired these trees from a distance before but have never seen the blooms up close. They are beautiful...remind me a bit of chinese wisteria blooms but in my favorite color - yellow. I agree, we must always see the beauty of the world even when we hear so much about the ugly! Thank you for the uplifting pictures!

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  11. Hi Autumn Belle,
    This is indeed a lovely tree and a delight to the eyes. I was laughing when you said "Amaltas in Indian". It is in Hindi actually which is just one of the languages in India. There is no "Indian" language. How are your pomegranates doing.

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  12. I planted 2 trees when i was still in college and i am frustrated not getting the flowers i see from other areas like the one you showed, they flower even if still young. Those plants in the university are flowering also even when already old. Ours get so vegetative and big so we have to prune them every year. Even the branches get very very tall, unlike in other areas. I guess they should be planted in less nitrogenous or poor soils. Did you see my post on it maybe 2 weeks ago?

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  13. Malar, yes, we can enjoy our cassias just like they have plum blossoms, cherry blossoms and sakura flowers.

    Lotusleaf, I read that the flowering is even more profuse in India and Pakistan. How nice to be in time for your new year!

    Bananaz, I got the names from Wikipedia. Yes, the place is in 'Pa Sung', not in Avatar. The movie Avatar was so realistic and enjoyable, I really imagined myself inside the story, eventhough I was watching in 2D!

    I Garden Daily, I do hope that more people will see the beauty in the flowers instead of worrying about the litter on the ground when they wither and fall.

    Natti, TQVM for pointing out my mistake. I have ammended it in my post.

    Andrea, I delighted to know that you have planted these trees. I took the above photographs on 15 March 2011 but had no time to post it to my blog until now. Yes, I did see your beautiful post titled, 'Summer Outpours' on 16 May 2011. From your post I learnt an important lesson about the pests that attack these trees.

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  14. The Cassia fistula trees are still blooming in my area and in the public park where I photographed them. It has been blooming since March 2011 to now. So, my friends in Malaysia can still enjoy thier beauty till today!

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  15. They're one of my favourite flowering trees. I had them blooming in my garden too, Autumn Belle but not any more. The monsoons have swept in and thrown down all the flowers.

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  16. AB, This is a very beautiful tree. I saw them at a cemetery during Cheng Beng recently. I took a few shots with my handphone. If I had my camera, I would have gone crazy. Your shots are all very good.

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  17. Beautiful! I have often thought of adding this tree to my garden...it is so beautiful!

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  18. Those are absolutely beautiful trees, and your pictures are lovely. Very nice post.

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  19. Yesterday and today have been unbelievably hot and humid. Most unusual for the shore of Lake Michigan. Since it is way to hot to work in the Gardens at Waters East, it is a good time to catch up on your Blog and other Blogs I am following. the Golden Shower tree is really very beautiful.. It would look so nice in my ASian Garden, except for the fact it is way too cold here in Winter. Today with all the heat I am sure it would be doing well! Your photos are very nice, enjoyed them much. Jack

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  20. wow,those long strands of flowers...how stunning!

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  21. btw - did you do a post on the duanwu festival? If so, I hope I didn't miss it! I love your explanation of things that I learned as a kid - but remember so fuzzily... I thought we just had the holiday when we eat sticky rice?

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  22. WOW!!! The Cassia is stunning!!! We have a Cassia here in Texas with yellow flowers but it looks nothing like that. I forget the full name- I will have to ask Michael but again, NOTHING like that. That is incredible. Thanks for posting for all to enjoy!!!

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  23. One of my fav trees during summers.
    Lovely pics. Have one very old tree growing in our backyard. Makes my day each time I see the Amaltas flowers from my room window.

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  24. Oh, how lovely. Very interesting tree.

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