Archive for Family: Apocynaceae

Alstonia angustifolia

Alstonia angustifolia Wall. ex A. DC.

Recent Synonyms: None.

Status: Native; Common.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

Alstonia angustifolia A28-5620
Mandai; 2011.

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Micrechites serpyllifolius

Micrechites serpyllifolius (Blume) P.I. Forster

Recent Synonyms: Ichnocarpus serpyllifolius (Blume) P.I. Forst.

Status: Native; Critically endangered

Growth Form or Habit: Climber.

DPP_00003

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, 2011.

Leaves: Simple; Opposite; Coriaceous, rarely subcoriaceous. Petiole hairless or minutely pubescent.

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Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, 2011.

Branch: Sparsely villous, minutely pubescent or hairless; becoming hairless with age; pores for gaseous exchange.

Flower: Cream colour; Inflorescence axillary and terminal.

Fruit: Hairless.

DPP_00005

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, 2011.

Habitat: Forest from sea level up to 1300m.

Occurrence: Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.

Distribution: Thailand, Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Borneo, Java, Philippines, Sulawesi.

Use: Harvest for non-commercial rubber before widespread of Hevea brasiliensis.

Reference:

Ridley, H. N. (1967) The Flora of Malay Peninsula. A. Asher & Co. Amsterdam. 672 pp.

Middleton D. J. (2009) An update on the Apocynaceae in Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany), Special Issue: 143-155. Available online [PDF]

Middleton D.J. (2007). Apocynaceae (subfamilies Rauvolfioideae and Apocynoideae). Flora Malesiana, Series I, 18: 1-474pp. Available online [htm]

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Anodendron candolleanum

Anodendron candolleanum Wight

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Critically endangered.

Growth Form or Habit: Climber.

Anodendron candolleanum E10-1450
Mandai; 2011.

Anodendron candolleanum 02
Mandai; 2011.

IMG_5734
Pulau Semakau; 2011.

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Kopsia arborea

Kopsia arborea Blume

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Exotic, Cultivated only.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

IMG_6585
Sengkang; Cultivated; 2011.

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Sengkang; Cultivated; 2011.

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Asclepias curassavica

Asclepias curassavica L.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Exotic; Naturalised. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Herb.

P1070391
Off Cecil Street; Cultivated; 2011.

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Off Cecil Street; Cultivated; 2011.

Other Information:

Common Name: Blood flower.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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Cascabela thevetia

Cascabela thevetia (L.) Lippold

Recent Synonyms: Thevetia peruviana (Pers.) K. Schum.

Status: Exotic; Cultivated only.

Growth Form or Habit: Shrub.

IMG_1391
Singapore Botanic Gardens; Cultivated; 2010.

IMG_1390
Singapore Botanic Gardens; Cultivated; 2010.

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Singapore Botanic Gardens; Cultivated; 2010.

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Singapore Botanic Gardens; Cultivated; 2010.

Distribution: Possibly native in Meixco; Naturalised in the Neotropics.

Reference:

(1) GRIN Taxonomy for Plants

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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Willughbeia coriacea

Willughbeia coriacea Wall.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Critically endangered.

Growth Form or Habit: Climber.

IMG_1266
Central Catchment Nature Reserve; 2010.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve; 2010.




Central Catchment Nature Reserve; 2010.

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