Cambodia National Flower – Rumduol
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.
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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.
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