Saturday, October 9, 2010
The Robust Ki Hyang
This is Ki Hyang, the local Sundanese name for albizia procera, that grows robustly outside our office at the Faculty of Language and Arts Education of the Indonesia University of Education. I love this tree for the green shades it provides and the lovely figure of branches it has.
Like most albizia family, Ki Hyang (or Ki Hiang) is is a large, fast-growing tree that is native to many Asian forests and savanna woodlands. This particular species, however, trives especially well in cooler and moister tropical climates like that of Bandung's.