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Archive for December 23rd, 2007

Plant name beginning with ‘X’?

Do you know of any plants whose names begin with ‘ X ‘?

Our colleague Chua Seok Hong gave me that question some weeks back. I told her that there was one on campus, Xanthostemon
chrysanthus, commonly known as Golden Penda.

There are several of these slim leafy trees near Admin Block beside the stairway from NIE to Canteen A. The flowers are like powder-puff balls, bright yellow in colour. [I just checked this morning; unfortunately, none are flowering at the moment.]

Seok Hong then asked for plants with Common Names beginning with “X”. Well, I was stumped (no pun intended) and humorously said I don’t know whether there is a ‘Xylophone’ Tree.

More recently, with Christmas round the corner, I thought of another tree that begins with the letter ‘X’.

Ready?

Here it comes —it is the X’mas Tree! Ha! Ha! Ha!

Re-trievia recalled: Excerpts from Year 2002
Tan Wee Kiat

Written by Ivan Chew

23 December, 2007 at 11:06 pm

Posted in Year 2002