Archive for February, 2011

Avicennia rumphiana

Avicennia rumphiana Hallier f.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Common. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

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Jenal Jetty; Mangrove; 2011.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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Ficus sagittata

Ficus sagittata Vahl

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Critically endangered.

Growth Form or Habit: Root climber.

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Orange Groove Road; 2011.

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Orange Groove Road; 2011.

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Orange Groove Road; 2011.

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Orange Groove Road; 2011.

Leaves: Stem, petiole, mid and secondary veins hairy. Heart-shaped base.

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Spathiphyllum cannifolium

Spathiphyllum cannifolium (Dryand.) Schott

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Exotic; Cultivated only.

Growth Form or Habit: Herb.


Orange Groove Road; Cultivated; 2011.


Orange Groove Road; Cultivated; 2011.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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Dolichandrone spathacea

Dolichandrone spathacea (L. f.) K. Schum.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Critically endangered. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

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Coney Island; Coastal; 2011.

Other Information:

Common Name: Mangrove Trumpet.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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Fagraea auriculata

Fagraea auriculata Jack

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Critically endangered. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

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Pulau Biola; Coastal; 2010.

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Pulau Tekukor; Coastal; 2010.

Occurrence: Lazarus Island, Pulau Biola, Pulau Tekukor, Pulau Pawai.

Other Information:

Common Name: Pelir musang (Civet Cat’s Testicles).

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Spondias dulcis

Spondias dulcis Sol. ex Parkinson

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Exotic; Cultivated only.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

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Cultivated; 2011.

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Cultivated; 2011.

Other Information:

Common Name: Kedondong.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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Cyrtostachys renda

Cyrtostachys renda Blume

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Extinct. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Clustering palm.

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Hougang; Cultivated; 2011.

Other Information:

Common Name: Lipstick Palm, Sealing Wax Palm.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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