Archive for March, 2011

Bhesa paniculata

Bhesa paniculata Arn.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Common. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve; Forest edge; 2011.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve; Forest edge; 2011.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve; 2011.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve; 2011.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve; 2011.

More pictures can be found at

(1) Flora Singapura website

(2) lekowala! WordPress blog

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Congea tomentosa

Congea tomentosa Roxb.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Exotic; Casual. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Climber.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve; Forest edge; 2011.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve; Forest edge; 2011.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve; Forest edge; 2011.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve; Forest edge; 2011.

Other Information:

Common Name: Shower Orchid.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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Hevea brasiliensis

Hevea brasiliensis (Willd. ex A. Juss.) Müll. Arg.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Exotic; Cultivated. Naturalised.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve; Along Lornie Road; 2011.

Leaves: Trifoliate.

Other Information:

Common Name: Rubber Tree.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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Syzygium oblatum var. oblatum

Syzygium oblatum (Roxb.) Wall. ex A.M. Cowan & Cowan var. oblatum

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Critically endangered. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

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Orange Groove Road; Cultivated; 2011.

P1070327
Orange Groove Road; Cultivated; 2011.

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Hura crepitans

Hura crepitans L.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Exotic; Casual. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

P1070352
Near Merchant Road; Cultivated; 2011.

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Near Merchant Road; Cultivated; 2011.

P1070358
Near Merchant Road; Cultivated; 2011.

P1070363
Near Merchant Road; Cultivated; 2011.

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Tristaniopsis obovata

Tristaniopsis obovata (R. Br.) Peter G. Wilson & J.T. Waterh.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Critically endangered. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.


Changi Coast Road; Cultivated; 2011.


Changi Coast Road; Cultivated; 2011.


Changi Coast Road; Cultivated; 2011.


Changi Coast Road; Cultivated; 2011.

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