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Sunday, April 13, 2014

GIFT OF THE WEEK : CEMPAKA GONDOK

This was what I got this week.
A sacred flower for Javanese peoples.


My friend gave me a Magnolia flower bud several days ago.
It was a local variety of Magnolia.


We call it Cempaka Gondok Kuning, Cempaka Kebo or Cempaka telur (Magnolia liliifera).
Telur means egg, cause the flower bud have the same shape and size like as a chicken egg, even bigger.


The aroma is like as Sallaca fruit.


We could enjoy the scent only in the morning time for about two or three hours. 


Thanks friend for the beauty and scent that you share.

23 comments:

  1. A very different shape to my magnolias buds

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    1. This is a special variety of Magnolia that I have ever seen here. The shape is so globular, and have fruity scent. So different with other varieties here.

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  2. A very unique magnolia.
    Wish they bloom longer.

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    1. Yes, I hope so, but the flower only blooms for a day and I only enjoyed the scent for about two hours. Thank you for stopping by

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  3. Pure beauty and great photos! Have a nice day!
    Yours Sarah

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    1. Thank you Sarah. Have a wonderful week!

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  4. So beautiful, a real sacred Magnolia.

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    1. That's right, Janneke. Thank you for stopping by.

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  5. Pertama kali lihat bunga ini..

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    1. Mungkin di Malaysia ada juga yang seperti ini.

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  6. I can see that it is egg like. The colour is beautiful, I can just imagine its scent.

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    1. It's the biggest flower of Magnolia varieties that I have ever seen. I hope I can grow it in my aromatic garden again. So... I can enjoy the scent more often.

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  7. Assalamualaikum,
    Salam kenal daripada saya, orang Malaysia berdarah Thailand dan pernah bekerja di Indonesia beberapa tahun lepas.
    First time tengok bunga cantik ini.

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    1. Wa'alaikumsalam.
      senang berkenalan dengan Anda. Terima kasih sudah mampir.

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    1. Yes Lisa, thank you for coming by. Have a beautiful week!

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  9. Magnolie to jedne z piękniejszych kwiatów jakie znam ale takiej odmiany jeszcze nie widziałam. Jest cudowna i na pewno pięknie pachnie. Moja magnolia też pomału rozwija kwiaty - wyglądają jak motyle. Niestety u nas zrobiło się zimno i czekam na powrót pięknej pogody. Pozdrawiam cieplutko.

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    1. In the middle land or low land tropics, this magnolia will bloom more often than planting on the high land, but the flower only blooms for a short time. This flower has a beautiful scent and sweet fruity fragrant. I hope your weather will warmer soon.

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  10. Precious Endah, I did not know it. Thanks for sharing.
    a kiss.

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  11. permisi buu.. help saya butuh cempaka yang persis seperti gambar diatas.. dapat darimana?

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    1. Itu dari teman saya, dia punya beberapa cangkokannya juga. Tanaman induk sudah tua, sering dicangkok.

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  12. bu tolong email ke saya votegila@gmail.com dimana saya bisa dapat bunga yang persis seperti gambar diatas??

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