Archive for January, 2012

Olea brachiata

Olea brachiata (Lour.) Merr.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Vulnerable.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

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Berlayar Creek Boardwalk; Coastal; 2011.

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Garcinia subelliptica

Garcinia subelliptica Merr.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Exotic; Cultivated only.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

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National University of Singapore; Cultivated; 2011.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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Persicaria chinensis var. chinensis

Persicaria chinensis (L.) H. Gross var. chinensis

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Exotic; Naturalised.

Growth Form or Habit: Herb.

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Dover; 2011.

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Dover; 2011.

Other Information:

Common Name: Chinese Knotweed

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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Garcinia forbesii

Garcinia forbesii King

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Critically endangered.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

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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.

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Echinodorus palaefolius

Echinodorus palaefolius (Nees & Mart.) J.F. Macbr.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Exotic; Cultivated only.

Growth Form or Habit: Aquatic herb.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve; Swamp Forest; 2011.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve; Swamp Forest; 2011.

Other Information:

Common Name: Mexican Sword-plant.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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