In Langkawi, the flowers colors vary from deep purple to red to white, with almost every shade in between, these flowers last 2-3 days before the delicate crumpled petals falls decorating the ground below.Rose of India also known as Bungor in Malay is attractive to bees, butterflies and birds and chose the end of the dry season as the time to flower. Rose of India can grow up to 15cm and the wood known among the local as resistance to termite making it a price timber.
I should mention that Langkawi has its own endemic species of Rose of India called LagerstroemiaLangkawiensis. While you are in langkawi take the opportunity to enjoy your drive. Ciao….
Also in flower now: Trumpet tree: Native of Mexico to Venezuela and Equador, it has been dispersed by man to many tropical countries because of its attractive flowers.