Salingbobog or sacred garlic pear (Engl.)

In the Philippines, we have our own version of sakura or cherry blossoms. We call it “Salingbobog” or also known as sacred garlic pear (scientific name: Crateva adansonii DC ssp.).

Salingbobog is widely known in Palawan. But, fortunately, it can also grow in other places in the country. In fact, I took these photos at the UP Diliman campus! While having a photowalk with my friends last April, we found several of these trees at the UP Lagoon. They are so pretty!

Just imagine if we have plenty of these on our campus, we can already have our own Sakura Festival! But of course, we’ll call it Salingbobog Festival to give it a Filipino twist. That would be so cool! <(=^o^)/

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