Archive for May, 2011

Caryota mitis

Caryota mitis Lour.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native, Common.

Growth Form or Habit: Clustering palm.

IMG_3275
Central Catchment Nature Reserve; Forest edge; 2011.

Habitat: Lowland rainforest, secondary forest and disturbed places.

Distribution:  Andaman and Nicobar islands, Camobodia, China, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Borneo, Jav, Peninsular Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Sulawesi and Sumatra.

Other Information:

Common Name: Fishtail Palm.

Reference:

Henderson, A. 2009. Palms of Southern Asia. Princeton University Press. 199 pp.

Leave a Comment

Caryota no

Caryota no Becc.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Exotic, Cultivated only.

Growth Form or Habit: Solitary palm.


Punggol; Cultivated; 2011.

IMG_6516
Punggol; Cultivated; 2011.

Other Information:

Common Name: Giant Fishtail Palm.

Leave a Comment

Acalypha indica

Acalypha indica L.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Crytogenic weed.

Growth Form or Habit: Herb.

P1070379
Robertson Quay; Urban; 2011.

P1070382
Robertson Quay; Urban; 2011.

P1070383
Robertson Quay; Urban; 2011.

P1070380
Robertson Quay; Urban; 2011.

Leave a Comment

Terminalia brassii

Terminalia brassii Exell

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Exotic, Cultivated only.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

IMG_6504
Punggol; Cultivated; 2011.

Glands
Punggol; Cultivated; 2011.

IMG_6501
Punggol; Cultivated; 2011.

IMG_6500
Punggol; Cultivated; 2011.

IMG_6499
Punggol; Cultivated; 2011.

More pictures can be found at

(1) NParks Flora Fauna Web website

Leave a Comment

Dianella ensifolia

Dianella ensifolia (L.) DC.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native, Common.

Growth Form or Habit: Herb.


2011.

IMG_3380
Central Catchment Nature Reserve; 2011.

Fruits
HortPark; Cultivated; 2010.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

Leave a Comment

Polygala paniculata

Polygala paniculata L.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Exotic, Naturalised.

Growth Form or Habit: Herb.

IMG_6494
Shrubland; 2011.

Other Information:

Common Name: Root Beet Plant.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

Leave a Comment

Melaleuca cajuputi

Melaleuca cajuputi Powell

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Extinct. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

IMG_6528
Punggol; Cultivated; 2011.

IMG_6527
Punggol; Cultivated; 2011.

IMG_6496
Punggol; Cultivated; 2011.

IMG_6535
Punggol; Cultivated; 2011.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

(2) NParks Flora Fauna Web website

Leave a Comment

Older Posts »