Scientific name: Polyalthia stenopetala
Family name: Annonaceae
Mempisang trees in Taman Tugu
The Mempisang tree is an indigenous rainforest tree amongst the 4,100 trees added to the Taman Tugu site, selected in collaboration with Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (“FRIM”) and Malaysian Nature Society (“MNS”).
The Mempisang tree is small-sized tree that can grow up to 10m tall. The tree bark is brown with fissured surface. The tree has green mature foliage and prominent red young leave which are ovate shaped. The salmon pink flowers grow out of the main trunk and have narrow linear petals hanging down. The fruits are glossy deep red with one seed, flattened and squarish which will turn black upon maturity.
These trees are used for landscaping in gardens and by roadsides.
These trees are found on low land forest and are native to Malaysia.