Sunday, July 22, 2012

Tree: sterculia foetida, calumpang , indian almond, skunk tree

You will know that the weather is getting hot if you can smell its aroma. Kapampangans call it the Ebak Tree. Yet, the roasted seeds are edible!

Here is a photo of the calumpang tree growing at UP Clarkfield campus in Pampanga.

Calumpang, Indian Almond, Skunk Tree, Ebak tree
TreeSterculia foetida
Common Names
PhotographerDr. Ernesto P. Adorio


  1. It's the flowers that smell like dung. Stercutius was a Roman god of excrement.

  2. Yes, that is so true, mentioned also in the Wikipedia reference.