Archive for Order: Arecales

Dypsis cabadae

Dypsis cabadae (H.E. Moore) Beentje & J. Dransf.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Exotic; Cultivated only.

Growth Form or Habit: Clustering palm.

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Taben Gardens; Cultivated; 2011.

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Taben Gardens; Cultivated; 2011.

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Caryota mitis

Caryota mitis Lour.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native, Common.

Growth Form or Habit: Clustering palm.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve; Forest edge; 2011.

Habitat: Lowland rainforest, secondary forest and disturbed places.

Distribution:  Andaman and Nicobar islands, Camobodia, China, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Borneo, Jav, Peninsular Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Sulawesi and Sumatra.

Other Information:

Common Name: Fishtail Palm.

Reference:

Henderson, A. 2009. Palms of Southern Asia. Princeton University Press. 199 pp.

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Caryota no

Caryota no Becc.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Exotic, Cultivated only.

Growth Form or Habit: Solitary palm.


Punggol; Cultivated; 2011.

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Punggol; Cultivated; 2011.

Other Information:

Common Name: Giant Fishtail Palm.

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Cyrtostachys renda

Cyrtostachys renda Blume

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Extinct. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Clustering palm.

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Hougang; Cultivated; 2011.

Other Information:

Common Name: Lipstick Palm, Sealing Wax Palm.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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Rhopaloblaste ceramica

Rhopaloblaste ceramica (Miq.) Burret

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Exotic; Cultivated only.

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Singapore Botanic Gardens; Cultivated; 2010.

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Singapore Botanic Gardens; Cultivated; 2010.

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Plectocomiopsis geminiflora

Plectocomiopsis geminiflora (Griff.) Becc.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Undetermined.

Growth Form or Habit: Clustering climber.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve; Lornie Trail; 2010.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve; Lornie Trail; 2010.

Distribution: Southeast Asia. In ‘Southern Burma, Southern Thailand, the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, and Borneo’.

Reference:

Tan, L. L., S. K. Y. Lum & A. H. B. Loo, 2011. Plectocomiopsis geminiflora (Griff.) Becc. (Arecaceae) — a new record for Singapore. Nature in Singapore, 4: 1–4.

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Livistona rotundifolia

Livistona rotundifolia (Lam.) Mart.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Exotic; Cultivated only.

Growth Form or Habit: Solitary stem.

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Queenstown; Cultivated; 2010.

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Queenstown; Cultivated; 2010.

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Queenstown; Cultivated; 2010.

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Queenstown; Cultivated; 2010.

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