#28 Kalachuchi


Kalachuchi (Plumiera rubra) has fragrant blooms often used in bottled scents. Also, the tree has medicinal/healing properties. Yet, most local folks would not plant it within their front/back yard. I guess despite the open-mindedness of people, superstitions still linger. Most rural people still believe that the presence of this tree near their homes would somewhat affect relationships. Some associate this tree with separation, loneliness and death. Hence, Kalachuchi tree is often planted in cemeteries here in our province.

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