Archive for September, 2011

Hibiscus mutabilis

Hibiscus mutabilis L.

Recent Synonyms:

Status: Exotic; Cultivated Only.

Growth Form or Habit: Shrub or small tree.

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Kranji wasteland; 2011.

Leaves: Broadly ovate to round-ovate or cordate; Lower surface densely stellate minutely tomentose; Upper surface sparsely stellate minutely hairy; Lobes triangular.

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Kranji wasteland; 2011.

Flower: Corolla white or reddish, becoming dark red.

Seed: Reniform; villous abaxially.

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Kranji wasteland; 2011.

Habitat: Thickets along streams.

Other information:

Branchlets, petioles, pedicel, epicalyx, and calyx densely stellate and woolly pubescent.

Common Name: Chinese Rose; 木芙蓉.

Reference:

Tang, Y., M. G. Gilbert & L. J. Dorr, 2007. Malvaceae. Flora of China, 12: 264-298. Uploaded 11 Oct.2007. http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=200013711. (Accessed 26 Sep. 2011).

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Epipremnum aureum

Epipremnum aureum (Linden ex André) Bunting

Recent Synonyms: –.

Status: Exotic; Casual

Growth Form or Habit: Climber.

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Off Slime Road; 2011.

Other Information:

Common Name: Money Plant.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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Cheilanthes tenuifolia

Cheilanthes tenuifolia (Burm. f.) Sw.

Recent Synonyms: –.

Status: Native; Vulnerable

Growth Form or Habit: Herb.

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Bukit Brown Cemetery; 2011.

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Bukit Brown Cemetery; 2011.

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Bulbophyllum vaginatum

Bulbophyllum vaginatum (Lindl.) Rchb. f.

Recent Synonyms: –.

Status: Native; Endangered

Growth Form or Habit: Epiphyte.

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Bukit Brown Cemetery; 2011.

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Bukit Brown Cemetery; 2011.

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Goniophlebium percussum

Goniophlebium percussum (Cav.) Wagner & Grether

Recent Synonyms: –.

Status: Native; Vulnerable

Growth Form or Habit: Epiphyte.

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Bukit Brown Cemetery; 2011.

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Bukit Brown Cemetery; 2011.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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Syzygium antisepticum

Syzygium antisepticum (Blume) Merr. & L.M.Perry

Recent Synonyms: Syzygium gratum (Wight) S.N. Mitra

Status: Exotic; Cultivated

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

Bark: Surface copper-red and flaky.

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Duxton Plain Park; Cultivated; 2011.

Leaves: Simple; Opposite; Variable in shape and size; Ovate to lanceolate or narrowly elliptical; Midrib impressed on the upper surface;10-15 pairs of secondary veins.

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Duxton Plain Park; Cultivated; 2011.

Flower: White, with 5 petals.

Fruit: White; globose when immature.

Habitat: Altitude from sea level to1400m. Dry evergreen and mixed deciduous forest, open savannah and edges of mangrove.

Distribution: Sumatra, Java and Borneo.

Reference:

Chantaranothai, P & J. Parnell, 1994. A revision of Acmena, Cleistocalyx, Eugenia s.s and Syzygium (Myrtaceae) in Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin, 21: 1-123

ASEAN-Korea Environmental Cooperation Project (AKECOP), Syzygium antisepticum (Blume) Merr. & Perry. ASEAN Tropical Plant Database. (Accessed: 11 Sep 2011)

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