Cambodia National Flower – Rumduol

ASEAN Culture recent showcase

The Sphaerocoryne affinis or Rumduol is the National Flower of the Kingdom of Cambodia. Rumduol is so common in Cambodia that one will hear this flower in Khmer (Cambodian) songs – Cambodian writers (stories, songs, ballads, poems) wrote songs telling of tales revolving around the Rumduol flower or about Rumduol itself, such examples are Rumduol Kraties and Rumduol Pursat.

Botanical Name
Sphaerocoryne affinis
Common Names
(EN)
Rumduol
Common Names
(Cambodia)
Rumduol

Cambodians love this flower that they grow it themselves for decoration of their houses. It was also used during the ancient Khmer times to produce lip waxes for women, thanks to its fragrant and attractive smell, today, Cambodian women are compared to Rumduol. The Rumduol tree grows to 8-12 meters in height, with a yellow-white flower – the Mitrella mesnyi.


Back to: ASEAN National Flowers.

Summary
Cambodia National Flower - Rumduol
Article Name
Cambodia National Flower - Rumduol
Description
Rumduol or "Sphaerocoryne affinis", is the National Flower of the Kingdom of Cambodia. It has been part of the Khmer literary history and culture for centuries.
Author
Publisher
Snoworld™

CC BY-SA 4.0 Cambodia National Flower – Rumduol by Yuki (雪亮) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at Legal Notice.

Leave a Reply

snoworld