Archive for Order: Dioscoreales

Dioscorea prainiana

Dioscorea prainiana R. Knuth

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Critically endangered.

Growth Form or Habit: Climber.

IMG_1199
Central Catchment Nature Reserve; 2010.

IMG_1200
Central Catchment Nature Reserve; 2010.

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Tacca integrifolia

Tacca integrifolia Ker Gawl.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Vulnerable. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Herb.

Habit
Bukit Timah Nature Reserve; Secondary forest edge; 2009.

Inflorescence
Bukit Timah Nature Reserve; Secondary forest edge; 2009.

IMG_5620
Mandai forest; Secondary forest; 2011.

Other Information:

Common Name: Bat Lily.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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Dioscorea sansibarensis

Dioscorea sansibarensis Pax

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Exotic; Naturalised. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Climber.

Leaves
Kent Ridge Road; 2010.


Off Upper Thomson Road; Secondary forest edge; 2010.

More pictures can be found at

(1) Urban Forest website

(2) The Plant Observatory website

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Dioscorea bulbifera

Dioscorea bulbifera L.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Crytogenic.

Leaves
Singapore Science Centre, 2010.

Growth Form or Habit: Climber.

Bulbils
Singapore Science Centre, 2010.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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