Archive for Order: Lamiales

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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Rotheca myricoides

Rotheca myricoides (Hochst.) Steane & Mabb.

Recent Synonyms: Clerodendrum myricoides (Hochst.) R.Br. ex Vatke

Status: Exotic; Cultivated only.

Growth Form or Habit: Climber.

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Istana Park; Cultivated; 2011.

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Istana Park; Cultivated; 2011.

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(1) The Plant Observatory website

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Avicennia marina

Avicennia marina (Forsk.) Vierh. ssp. marina

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Critically endangered. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

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Pulau Semakau; Mangrove; 2011.

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Ruellia rosea

Ruellia rosea Hemsl.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Exotic, Cultivated only.

Growth Form or Habit: Shrub.

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Punggol; Cultivated; 2011.

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Sengkang; Cultivated; 2011.

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Punggol; Cultivated; 2011.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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Citharexylum spinosum

Citharexylum spinosum L.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Exotic; Cultivated only.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

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Queenstown; Cultivated; 2011.

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Queenstown; Cultivated; 2011.

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Queenstown; Cultivated; 2011.

Other Information:

Common Name: Fiddlewood.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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Congea tomentosa

Congea tomentosa Roxb.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Exotic; Casual. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Climber.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve; Forest edge; 2011.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve; Forest edge; 2011.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve; Forest edge; 2011.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve; Forest edge; 2011.

Other Information:

Common Name: Shower Orchid.

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Avicennia rumphiana

Avicennia rumphiana Hallier f.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Common. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

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Jenal Jetty; Mangrove; 2011.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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