"We don't pluck them," asserts Pak Wiyoto. "We just collect the ones which have fallen."
"We call them bunga kemboja," says Khodija. "We collect the naturally fallen flowerheads, sun dry them for four days, and then sell them to a factory in Surabaya, east Java, which uses their fragrance to produce anti-mosquito lotions and scented oils."
The dried golden flowerheads sell for Rp 8,000 ($0.85) per kilogramme. "They used to fetch Rp 20,000 per kilogramme back when we were the only ones selling them. Now there are many collectors and the price has dropped."
"Five," corrects Wiyoto. "Now is the season for collecting the flowerheads, but the recent rains are making our work unpredictable."
Three schoolchildren in caramel and chocolate-coloured uniforms stroll down the lane. One carefully carries a small lizard in his palm. "I found it in a tree," he grins. The little lizard lies perfectly still.