Flowers From High Atop

Dallas, TX (PressExposure) June 24, 2009 -- Flowers are frequently found on the ground, sprouting out from the soil. And all we have to do is to look down on them to gaze and be mesmerized of their elegance and beauty. But other than those flowers seen on the ground, there are also other flowers that one should have to look up for them to see its beauty. These flowers are commonly those that grows up from trees. There are a lot of flowers that grows up on trees. And some of them can be seen on Asian countries. One of which is in the Philippines. Popular, though less likely to get noticed, flowers Philippines are usually comprised of flowers coming from trees. Collections of Philippine flowers coming from trees include:

Dama De Noche (Cestrum nocturnum) Dama de noche or Cestrum nocturnum, is a species of Cestrum, native to the West Indies. Common names include Night-blooming Cestrum, Lady of the Night, Queen of the Night, Night-blooming jessamine, and Night-blooming Jasmine. Dama de Noche is part of the many flowers Philippines famous for its unusual biorhythm which made it the subject of legend. Its flowers bloom at night and exude a very sweet scent. Although widely cultivated in the Philippines, the plant was introduced from tropical America.

Ylang-Ylang (Cananga odorata) Ylang-ylang is a small flower of the cananga tree. It is a fast-growing tree that exceeds 5 meters per year and attains an average height of 12 meters. It grows in full or partial sun, and prefers the acidic soils of its native rainforest habitat. Its name “ylang-ylang” originates from the Tagalog word for “rare,” as this flower possesses a fragrant scent unlike any other. In fact its essential oils are quite useful in aromatherapy, and are believed to relieve high blood pressure and normalize sebum secretion for skin problems. The ylang-ylang tree is a native of the Philippines and prefers to grow in slightly acidic rainforest soil. Its flowers Philippines are yellow-green in color and shaped rather like starfish.

Waling-Waling (Vanda sanderiana) The waling-waling is a rare epiphytic orchid endemic to the island of Mindanao, particularly in the foothills of Mount Apo in Davao, Cotabato, and Surigao. It flowers seasonally, and its two-week bloom occurs during the peak months of July until December. Hailed as the “Queen of Philippine Orchids,” the waling-waling is considered by many as the country's best orchid variety due to its many stunning colorful hybrids. This captivating trait led to hunters and orchid collectors from all over the world harvesting the species almost to extinction. The decline was stemmed, however, when tissue culture was performed in order to repropagate the orchid.

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