Archive for Order: Poales

Hypolytrum nemorum

Hypolytrum nemorum (Vahl) Spreng.

Status: Common.

Growth Form or Habit: Herb.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve; 2012.

 

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve; 2012.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve; 2012.

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Tillandsia usneoides

Tillandsia usneoides (L.) L.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Exotic; Cultivated only.

Growth Form or Habit: Herb.

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HortPark; Cultivated; 2011.

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HortPark; Cultivated; 2011.

Other Information:

Common Name: Spanish Moss.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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Ischaemum muticum

Ischaemum muticum L.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Common. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Herb.

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National University of Singapore; Grass patch; 2010.

Other Information:

Common Name: Centipede Grass.

More pictures can be found at

(1) Urban Forest website

(2) The Plant Observatory website

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Typha angustifolia

Typha angustifolia L.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Exotic; Naturalised. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Herb.

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Punggol Park; Cultivated; 2010.

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Punggol Park; Cultivated; 2010.

Other Information:

Common Name: Cat’s Tail.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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Kyllinga polyphylla

Kyllinga polyphylla Willd. ex Kunth

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Exotic; Naturalised.

Growth Form or Habit: Herb.

Habit
Punggol End; Lawn; 2010.

Flower
Punggol End; Lawn; 2010.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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Flagellaria indica

Flagellaria indica L.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Common. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Climber.

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Sungei Buloh; Mangrove; 2009.

Fruits
Loyang; 2010.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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Mapania cuspidata

Mapania cuspidata (Miq.) Uittien

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Vulnerable. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Herb.

Habit.
Central Catchment Nature Reserve; Freshwater swamp; 2010.

Note the reddish young leaves
Central Catchment Nature Reserve; Freshwater swamp; 2010.

Fruit
Central Catchment Nature Reserve; Freshwater swamp; 2010.

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