| Agave angustifolia |

18 Jul

Agave angustifolia (Variegated Caribbean Agave) is a plant which is native to Mexico. It is used to make mezcal and also as an ornamental plant.

(Sumber: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agave_angustifolia)

| Adenium obesum |

1 Jul

Adenium obesum is a species of flowering plant in the dogbane family, Apocynaceae, that is native to the Sahel regions, south of the Sahara (from Mauritania and Senegal to Sudan), and tropical and subtropical eastern and southern Africa and Arabia. Common names include Sabi Star, Kudu, and Desert-rose.

It is an evergreen or drought-deciduous succulent shrub (which can also lose its leaves during cold spells, or according to the subspecies or cultivar). It can grow to 1–3 m (3.3–9.8 ft) height, with pachycaul stems and a stout, swollen basal caudex. The leaves are spirally arranged, clustered toward the tips of the shoots, simple entire, leathery in texture, 5–15 cm (2.0–5.9 in) long and 1–8 cm (0.39–3.1 in) broad. The flowers are tubular, 2–5 cm (0.79–2.0 in) long, with the outer portion 4–6 cm (1.6–2.4 in) diameter with five petals, resembling those of other related genera such as Plumeria and Nerium. The flowers tend to red and pink, often with a whitish blush outward of the throat.

(Sumber: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adenium_obesum)

| Crinum pedunculatum |

22 Jun

Crinum pedunculatum also known as the Swamp Lily, River Lily or Mangrove Lily, is a bulbous perennial found in stream and tidal areas of the east coast of Queensland and New South Wales, Australia as well as New Guinea and some tropical Asian and Pacific islands.

C. pedunculatum is considered by some sources to be a synonym of Crinum asiaticum var. pedunculatum.The differences between C. asiaticum and C. pedunculatum are subtle. The latter tends to be somewhat smaller, but has broader petals, giving it a less fragile appearance.

It is a very large bulbous perennial plant, up to 2 to 3 metres tall, with a spread of up to 3 metres. It likes either full sun or partial shade. It is usually found on the edge of forests, but also at the high tide level close to mangroves.

The white, fragrant flowers are in a cluster with 10 to 100 flowers on an umbel.

(Sumber: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crinum_pedunculatum)

| Pachystachys lutea |

22 Jun

Pachystachys lutea, known by the common names Lollipop Plant and Golden Shrimp Plant, is a popular tropical and subtropical, soft-stemmed evergreen shrub between 36 and 48 inches (90 and 120 cm) tall. The zygomorphic, long-throated, short-lived white flowers emerge sequentially from overlapping bright yellow bracts on racemes that are produced throughout the warm months.

(Sumber: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pachystachys_lutea)

Daniel Glenn | Culture + Climate

18 Jun

The open lecture from Daniel J. Glenn, AIA, NCARB (Principal of Glenn+Glenn Architects, former students at Montana University and MIT).

He’s a native-american descendant and almost always use “Culture+Climate” as his design approach. So he’s more like Popo Danes with US Citizenship.

The only difference is, the Glenn makes more design for public context. Indonesian just still use it for private or luxurious one.

It’s way back to das Geld then.

| small-park-(near)-big-parking-lot |

14 Jun

| Caesalpinia pulcherrima |

10 Jun

Kembang Merak

Kembang merak adalah salah satu tanaman hias populer dari suku polong-polongan (Fabaceae). Umumnya ditanam di pekarangan, yang terkadang hidup secara bergerombol, dengan bunga berwarna merah kekuningan yang cerah. Habitusnya berupa perdu yang bisa mencapai ketinggian tiga meter. Tanaman ini berasal dari Amerika Serikat bagian selatan. Tanaman ini merupakan flora nasional dari negara Barbados.

(Sumber: http://id.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kembang_merak)