Archive for August, 2010

Ixora javanica

Ixora javanica (Blume) DC.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Exotic; Cultivated only.

Growth Form or Habit: Shrub.

Flowers
Sengkang; Cultivated; 2010.

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Ixora finlaysoniana

Ixora finlaysoniana Wall. ex G. Don

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Exotic; Cultivated only.

Growth Form or Habit: Shrub.

Saplings
Punggol End; Secondary forest edge; 2010.

Flower buds
Punggol End; Secondary forest edge; 2010.

More pictures can be found at

(1) Urban Forest website

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Gynotroches axillaris

Gynotroches axillaris Blume

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Common. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

Habit (Treelet)
Punggol End; Secondary forest edge; 2010.

Leaves
Punggol End; Secondary forest edge; 2010.

Leaves (underside)
Punggol End; Secondary forest edge; 2010.

More pictures can be found at

(1) Plants of Southeast Asia website

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Tabebuia pallida

Tabebuia pallida (Lindl.) Miers

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Exotic; Cultivated only.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

Sapling (Trifoliated)
Kallang; Urban; 2010.

Flowers
Punggol; Cultivated; 2010.

Fruit
Punggol; Cultivated; 2010.

Distribution: Endemic to Lesser Antilles.

Reference:

Gentry, A., 1989. Bigoniaceae. Flora of the Lesser Antilles, 6: 312–337.

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Smilax calophylla

Smilax calophylla Wall. ex A. DC.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Endangered.

Growth Form or Habit: Climber.

Mature leaves
Punggol End; Secondary forest; 2010.

Sapling
Punggol End; Secondary forest; 2010.

Petiole
Punggol End; Secondary forest; 2010.

Prickles
Punggol End; Secondary forest; 2010.

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Champereia manillana

Champereia manillana (Blume) Merr.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Common. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

Leaves
Punggol End; Secondary forest; 2010.

Leaves
Punggol End; Secondary forest; 2010.

IMG_3377
Central Catchment Nature Reserve; 2011.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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Theobroma cacao

Theobroma cacao L.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Exotic; Cultivated only.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

Leaves
Punggol End; Secondary forest edge; 2010.

IMG_5496
Punggol End; Secondary forest edge; 2011.

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Pulau Ubin; Cultivated; 2009.

Other Information:

Common Name: Cocoa Tree.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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