Archive for Family: Gentianaceae

Fagraea auriculata

Fagraea auriculata Jack

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Critically endangered. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

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Pulau Biola; Coastal; 2010.

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Pulau Tekukor; Coastal; 2010.

Occurrence: Lazarus Island, Pulau Biola, Pulau Tekukor, Pulau Pawai.

Other Information:

Common Name: Pelir musang (Civet Cat’s Testicles).

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Fagraea ceilanica

Fagraea ceilanica Thunb.

Recent Synonyms: Fagraea splendens Blume

Status: Native; Extinct. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

Leaves
National University of Singapore; Cultivated; 2010.

Intrapetiolar stipule?
National University of Singapore; Cultivated; 2010.

Flower
National University of Singapore; Cultivated; 2010.

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Fagraea crenulata

Fagraea crenulata Maingay ex C.B. Clarke

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Exotic; Casual (Teo et al., 2011a). Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree to 25m tall.

Leaves: broadly ovate.

Stem: Trunk has short prickles that disappear upon maturity. Exhibits tiered-branching.

Bark of young tree
Punggol; Cultivated; 2010.

Flowers: cream-coloured, turning yellow.

Fruits: oblong, green berries with many seeds.

Habitat: Wild saplings have only been seen below two larger trees at one location by Teo et al. (2011a).

Occurence: fringe of mangrove fragments at Berlayar Creek (Teo et al., 2011a).

Other information: Overall form superficially similar and may be mistaken for Terminalia catappa from a distance. Has larger leaves.

More pictures can be found at

(1) Urban Forest website

(2) The Plant Observatory website

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Fagraea fragrans

Fagraea fragrans Roxb.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Common. Cultivated

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

Habit
Bidadari Cemetery; 2010.

Bark 
Bidadari Cemetery; 2010.

 
Queenstown; 2010.

Fagraea fragrans (Tembusu) flowers2 Clementi Woods; 2011

Fruits 
Punggol; Cultivated; 2010.

Seeds
Punggol; Cultivated; 2010.

Other Information:

Common Name: Tembusu.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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