Archive for November, 2010

Livistona rotundifolia

Livistona rotundifolia (Lam.) Mart.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Exotic; Cultivated only.

Growth Form or Habit: Solitary stem.

P1030823
Queenstown; Cultivated; 2010.

P1030848
Queenstown; Cultivated; 2010.

P1030846
Queenstown; Cultivated; 2010.

Fruits
Queenstown; Cultivated; 2010.

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Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum

Loropetalum chinense (R. Br.) Oliv. var. rubrum Yieh

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Exotic; Cultivated only.

Growth Form or Habit: Shrub.

P1030787
Queenstown; Cultivated; 2010.


Queenstown; Cultivated; 2010.

P1030793
Queenstown; Cultivated; 2010.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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Dipterocarpus kunstleri

Dipterocarpus kunstleri King

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Critically endangered. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

IMG_0771
Central Catchment Nature Reserve, Lornie Trail; 2010.

IMG_0772
Central Catchment Nature Reserve, Lornie Trail; 2010.

Other Information:

Common Name: Keruing gombang merah.

More pictures can be found at:

(1) Flora Singapura website

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Shorea ovalis ssp. ovalis

Shorea ovalis Blume ssp. ovalis

Recent Synonyms: Vatica ovalis Korth.; Shorea eximia (Miq.) Scheff; Shorea sericea Dyer; Shorea rigida Brandis.

Status: Native; Critically endangered. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

IMG_0787
Central Catchment Nature Reserve, Lornie Trail; 2010.

IMG_0790
Central Catchment Nature Reserve, Lornie Trail; 2010.

IMG_0785
Central Catchment Nature Reserve, Lornie Trail; 2010.

Other Information:

Common Name: Meranti kepong.

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Shorea macroptera ssp. macroptera

Shorea macroptera Dyer ssp. macroptera

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Vulnerable. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

IMG_0805
Central Catchment Nature Reserve, Lornie Trail; 2010.

Other Information:

Common Name: Melantai.

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Shorea pauciflora

Shorea pauciflora King

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Vulnerable. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

IMG_0846
Central Catchment Nature Reserve, Lornie Trail; 2010.

IMG_0818
Central Catchment Nature Reserve, Lornie Trail; 2010.

Other Information:

Common Name: Nemesu.

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Oldenlandia cristata

Oldenlandia cristata (Willd. ex Roem. & Schult.) ined.

Recent Synonyms: Hedyotis congesta R.Br. ex G. Don; Hedyotis philippinensis (Wild. ex Spreng.) Merr. ex C.B. Rob.

Status: Native; Vulnerable.

Growth Form or Habit: Herb.

IMG_0831
Lornie Trail, Central Catchment Nature Reserve; 2010.

IMG_0832
Lornie Trail, Central Catchment Nature Reserve; 2010.

IMG_0833
Lornie Trail, Central Catchment Nature Reserve; 2010.

IMG_0829
Lornie Trail, Central Catchment Nature Reserve; 2010.

IMG_1101
Lornie Trail, Central Catchment Nature Reserve; 2010.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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