Wednesday, December 01, 2010

My favourite rainforest tree...

 The mighty emergent that towers higher than the rest, the tualang, the mengaris, Kompassia exelsa, that harbours the hanging nests of the wild bees, that supports itself with buttresses taller than a man standing on the shoulders of another man.

Found in Peninsula Malaysia and in Borneo.

So huge, so smooth, no photo does it justice.

Besides, these trees support the wonderful canopy walkway of the Borneo Rainforest Lodge.


Jo said...

Well you might have shinned up and taken a photo of the bees for us!!!

Interesting tree.

webfaery said...

As usual your photos are beautiful. I can see why that's your favourite tree.