Cempaka and Kemboja

B.Malaysia



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Cempaka Akar Hutan/Forest root


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Bunga Cempaka


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Cempaka Biru/blue cempaka, Bunga Kubur/cemetry flower, Bunga Kemboja


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Bunga Kemboja


This is another species called bunga kemboja, note the arrangement of petals is different from the kemboja above.


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Kemboja Jepun, Kemboja Cina


Indonesia used to call this flower “kemboja”. Isn’t it easily confused with the aforementioned kembojas? For this reason, Indonesia calls it“ Kemboja Jepun” or “Japanese Kemboja” whereas Malaysia calls it “Kemboja Cina” or “Chinese Kemboja” to differentiate it from the other kembojas.


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..or, just Adenium .


We often come across the pink “ Kemboja Cina”…at least Indonesiahas another name for this flower, “mawar gurun” which is translated from its English common name desert rose. In Malaysia, this flower is better known as part of its botanical name – “Adenium” only.


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