BARANGAY ROADS PLANTS

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DEFINITIONS:
A Barangay is the smallest
administrative division in the Philippines and is the native Filipino term for a village, district or ward.

A Street is a paved public thoroughfare in the built
environment. It is a public parcel of land adjoining buildings in an urban context, on which people may freely assemble, interact, and move about. A street can be as simple as a level patch of dirt, but is more often paved with a hard, durable surface such as concrete, cobblestone or brick. Portions may also be smoothed with asphalt, embedded with rails, or otherwise prepared to accommodate non-pedestrian traffic.

The street is a public easement, one of the few shared between all sorts of people. As a component of the built environment as ancient as human habitation, the street sustains a range of activities vital to civilization. Its roles are as numerous and diverse as its ever-changing cast of characters. Streets can be loosely categorized as main streets and side streets. Main streets are usually broad with a relatively high level of activity. Commerce and public interaction are more visible on main streets, and vehicles may use them for longer-distance travel. Side streets are quieter, often residential in use and character, and may be used for vehicular parking.

LANDSCAPING:
With this kind of built-environment, consideration of Landscape design is very crucial. It requires certain ambiance or environment that is suitable for it; else, fail to comply might lead into an impact that is displeasing for the surrounding community. So to make it more efficient, particular plants or trees are needed to be predetermined prior to the inception of landscape design. Trees that are not too high and with branches that are evenly spread out are commonly used for streets along Barangay roads. These trees serve to provide enough shade and cool environment for people, which is appropriate for the kind of activity that usually occurs.

PLANTS USED IN BARANGAY ROADS:
BUNGA TREE ; Areca catechu

Erect, solitary tree growing to 25 meters high with annular scars. Leaves about 2-3 meters long with numerous leaflets, 60-90cm long. Spadix is branched and compressed. Fruits are ovoid, smooth, orange to red when ripe; 4-6 cm long, with a fleshy pericarp and fibrous mesocarp.

PLANTS USED IN BARANGAY ROADS:
ALIBANGBANG; Bauhinia malabarica

Small but stocky tree growing to a height of 8 to 10 meteres. Bark, yellowish brown. Branches freely rebranching, with a dense crown. Leaves are broader than longer, 5 to 10 cm in length, heart-shaped at the base, deeply notched at the apex. Flowers, white and large. Pods are long, narrow, flattened, 20-30 cm by 1.5-2.5 cms.

PLANTS USED IN BARANGAY ROADS:
Banaba; Lagerstroemia speciosa Linn.
• A decidious tropical flowering tree, 5 to 10 m high, sometimes growing to a height of 20 meters. Leaves, large, spatulate, oblong to elliptic-ovate, 2-4 inches in width, 5-8 inches in length; shedding its leaves the first months of the year. Before shedding, the leaves are bright orange or red during which time it is thought to contain higher levels of corosolic acid). Flowers are racemes, pink to lavender; flowering from March to June. After flowering, the tree bears large clumps of oval nutlike fruits.

PLANTS USED IN BARANGAY ROADS:
CABALERO; Caesalpinia pulcherrima
• In the genus Caesalpinia the most popularly planted species is Caesalpinia pulcherrima. Common names for this species include Poinciana, Peacock Flower, Red Bird of Paradise, Mexican Bird of Paradise, Dwarf Poinciana, Pride of Barbados, and flamboyan-de-jardin. It is a shrub growing to 3 m tall, native to tropical America. The leaves are bipinnate, 2040 cm long, bearing 3-10 pairs of pinnae, each with 6-10 pairs of leaflets 15-25 mm long and 10-15 mm broad. The flowers are borne in racemes up to 20 cm long, each flower with five yellow, orange or red petals. The fruit is a pod 6-12 cm long

CAMPANILLA; ALLAMANDA CATHARTICA L.
• Common name Yellow allamanda, golden trumpet, yellow bell, angel's trumpet, buttercup flower, bunga akar kuning, wilkens-bita, llamarada, brownbud.

Yellow allamanda, a prolific bloomer, is a scrambling, perennial shrub or vine up to 15 feet tall found on the riverbanks in Suriname; it is a fast grower. The big yellow funnel-shaped flowers are arranged in rather long racemes; mostly at the end of the branches. The leaves are smooth, thick, opposite and pointed. The fruits are prickly capsules, splitting to release winged seeds. Yellow allamanda has white milky sap in all parts, which oozes out as soon as it is broken. All parts of the plant are considered poisonous and highly cathartic.

CANDLE TREE; Parmentiera cereifera • Striking, waxy skinned green-yellow fruit that is popular in parts of Mexico. Fruits grow to 12" long. • Description: Medium sized tree • Uses: Fruits and seeds are edible. The tree is also commonly grown as an ornamental for its strange appearance when fruits are ripening.

Golden Shower Tree; Cassia fistula
• It is a medium-sized tree growing to 10-20 m tall with fast growth. The leaves are deciduous or semi-evergreen, 15-60 cm long, pinnate with 3-8 pairs of leaflets, each leaflet 7-21 cm long and 4-9 cm broad. The flowers are produced in pendulous racemes 20-40 cm long, each flower 4-7 cm diameter with five yellow petals of equal size and shape. The fruit is a legume is 30-60 cm long and 1.5-2.5 cm broad, with a pungent odour and containing several seeds. The seeds are poisonous.

Tabebuia
They are large shrubs and trees growing to 5 to 50 m (16 to 160 ft.) tall depending on the species; many species are dryseason deciduous but some are evergreen. The leaves are opposite pairs, complex or palmately compound with 3–7 leaflets. Tabebuia is a notable flowering tree. The flowers are 3 to 11 cm (1 to 4 in.) wide and are produced in dense clusters. They present a cupular calyx campanulate to tubular, truncate, bilabiate or 5-lobed. Corolla colors vary between species ranging from white, light pink, yellow, lavender, magenta, or red. The outside texture of the flower tube is either glabrous or pubescent.The fruit is a dehiscent pod, 10 to 50 cm (4 to 20 in.) long, containing numerous—in some species winged—seeds. These pods often remain on the tree through dry season until the beginning of the rainy season.

TALISAY; Terminalia catappa
• It grows to 35 metres (110 ft) tall, with an upright, symmetrical crown and horizontal branches. The Terminalia catappa has corky, light fruit that is dispersed by water. THe nut within the fruit is edible when fully ripe,tasting almost like almond. As the tree gets older, its crown becomes more flattened to form a spreading, vase shape. Its branches are distinctively arranged in tiers. The leaves are large, 15–25 centimetres (5.9– 9.8 in) long and 10–14 centimetres (3.9–5.5 in) broad, ovoid, glossy dark green and leathery. They are dry-season deciduous; before falling, they turn pinkish-reddish or yellow-brown, due to pigments such as violaxanthin, lutein, and zeaxanthin.

The flowers are monoecious, with distinct male and female flowers on the same tree. Both are 1 centimetre (0.39 in) in diameter, white to greenish, inconspicuous with no petals; they are produced on axillary or terminal spikes. The fruit is a drupe 5–7 centimetres (2.0– 2.8 in) long and 3–5.5 centimetres (1.2– 2.2 in) broad, green at first, then yellow and finally red when ripe, containing a single seed.

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