Archive for April, 2010

Phoenix sylvestris

Phoenix sylvestris (L.) Roxb.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Cultivated only.

Habit
Singapore Science Centre; 2010.

Growth Form or Habit: Solitary palm.

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Arachis pintoi

Arachis pintoi Krapov. & W. C. Greg.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Exotic; Cultivated only.

Habit
Singapore Science Centre; Cultivated; 2010.

Growth Form or Habit: Herb.

Flower
Singapore Science Centre; Cultivated; 2010.

Other Information:

Common Name: Yellow Peanut Plant.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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Passiflora laurifolia

Passiflora laurifolia L.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Exotic; Naturalised. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Climber.

LeavesSingapore Science Centre; 2010.

P1080625
2012.

Other Information:

Common Name: Buah Susu, Passion Fruit.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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Viscum ovalifolium

Viscum ovalifolium Wall. ex DC.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Common.

Growth Form or Habit: Hemi-parasitic epiphyte.

Phyllodes of the mistletoe
National University of Singapore, Science Drive 4; Urban; 2010.

IMG_0462
National University of Singapore, Science Drive 4; Urban; 2011.

Other Information:

Common Name: Uncommon Mistletoe.

Other Comments: It is much less frequently encountered compared to Dendrophthoe pentandra and Macrosolen cochinchinensis. Its status probably needs to be updated.

More pictures can be found at

(1) Urban Forest website

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Macrosolen cochinchinensis

Macrosolen cochinchinensis (Lour.) Tiegh.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Common.


Queenstown; Urban; 2010.


Queenstown; Urban; 2010.


Queenstown; Urban; 2010. Red flowers seen belong to the host, a starfruit tree.


Queenstown; Urban; 2010.


Queenstown; Urban; 2010.


Queenstown; Urban; 2010.

macrosolen cochinchinensis nus
NUS, 2012; yellow flowers; on a Cratoxylum formosum tree.

Other Information:

Common Name: Mistletoe

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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Dendrophthoe pentandra

Dendrophthoe pentandra (L.) Miq.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Common.

Habit
Singapore Science Centre; Urban; 2010.

Growth Form or Habit: Epiphyte.

Creeping habit and gall
Singapore Science Centre; Urban; 2010.


Queen’s Road; Urban; 2010.

IMG_6963 
Kent Ridge; 2011.

Other Information:

Common Name: Mistletoe

More pictures can be found at

(1) Urban Forest website

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Dioscorea bulbifera

Dioscorea bulbifera L.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Crytogenic.

Leaves
Singapore Science Centre, 2010.

Growth Form or Habit: Climber.

Bulbils
Singapore Science Centre, 2010.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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