Thursday, June 2, 2011

National & State Flowers of Malaysia


National flower

Malaysia Hibiscus rosa-sinensis ( Bunga raya )















In Malaysian coat of arm, a betel nut palm ( Areca catechu ), a Melaka tree ( Phyllanthus emblica ), and a hibisus flower ( Hibiscus rosa-sinensis ) are despited on the sheild, which represents states of Pulau Pinang and Melaka.  The section with hibiscus flower in the lower-middle supposely represented Singapore.








State flowers

Johor – n.a.
There is no state flower assigned to the state of Johor. 

However, in Johor’s coat of arms, the mirrored flora represents gambir ( Uncaria gambir ) and black pepper ( piper nigrum ), once an important crops cultivated in Johor.


Kedah – n.a.
There is no state flower assigned to the state of Kedah.  

The wreath in the Kedah’s coat of arms, is depicted as two stalks of rice ( Oryza sativa ) together, and enveloping the shield and crescent.  It represents rice as the state principal product.



Kelantan – n.a.
There is no state flower assigned to the state of Kelantan. 




Melaka - Vallabris Glabra ( kesidang )
In Melaka’s coat of arms, a Melaka tree ( Phyllanthus emblica ) is depicted in the middle of the shield, of which the state derives its name.  It is also under the Melaka tree of which Parameswara rested, and decided to found the kingdom of Melaka.




Negeri Sembilan – n.a.
There is no state flower assigned to state of Negeri Sembilan.  

In Negeri Sembilan’s coat of arms, nine stalk of rice ( Oryza sativa ) s depicted in the middle of the shield.  The nine stalks signifies the nine states under the old Negeri Sembilan.







Pahang – n.a
There is not state flower assigned to the state of Pahang.



Perak – n.a.
There is no state flower assigned to the state of Perak.  

The coat of arms of Perak is circled with a crescent that contains flowers of rice ( Oryza sativa ) of which the flowers of rice reflects the source of income for Perak.

Perak Tourist Association is proposing Kinta weed orchid ( Vanda hookeriana ) as Perak’s state flower. 




Perlis – n.a.
There is no state flower assigned to the state of Perlis.  

In Perlis' coat of arms, a wreath is depicted surrounding the shield.  The wreath illustrated as a pair of green untied rice stalks ( Oryza sativa ) that nearly envelope the shield.  The wreath signifies the cultivation of rice as the state’s main product and a major source of its economic activities.  The yellow wreath within the arm’s shield carry the same symbolization.


Pulau Pinang – n.a.
There is no state flower assigned to the state of Pulau Pinang.  

At the top of Pulau Pinang's coat of arms is a betel nut palm ( Areca catechu ) of which the state derives its name.





SabahRaffessia sp ( Rafflesia )

Sarawak Phalaenopsis bellina ( synonym Phalaenopsis violocea )( Normah orchid )

In Sarawak's state coat-of-arm, it appears that there are 2 Hibiscus flower attached to both left and right side of a Rhinoceros hornbill, the official state bird.

Eusideroxylon zwaggen, of which the timber are harvested for its Belian wood, is the official state tree.

Semah fish ( Tor douronensis ), nicknamed 'swimming goldmine' is the official state fish.


Selangor Mimusop elengi ( bunga tanjung )

TerengganuAllamanda cathartica ( alamanda )
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