Archive for Family: Lauraceae

Beilschmiedia madang

Beilschmiedia madang Blume

Recent Synonyms: Beilschmiedia malaccensis Hook. f.

Status: Native; Endangered.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

Beilschmedia madang E6-0984
Mandai; 2011.

Beilschmiedia madang E6-0976
Mandai; 2011.

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Alseodaphne nigrescens

Alseodaphne nigrescens (Gamble) Kostermans

Recent Synonyms: None.

Status: Native; erroneously considered Extinct (Davison et al., 2008)

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

Alseodaphne nigrescens B29-5215
Mandai; 2011.

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Cassytha filiformis

Cassytha filiformis L.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Common.

Growth Form or Habit: Parasitic climber.

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Pulau Semakau, Coastal; 2011.

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Pulau Semakau, Coastal; 2011.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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Cinnamomum camphora

Cinnamomum camphora (L.) J. Presl

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Exotic; Cultivated only.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

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Singapore Botanic Gardens; Cultivated; 2010.

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Singapore Botanic Gardens; Cultivated; 2010.

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Singapore Botanic Gardens; Cultivated; 2010.

Distribution: Japan and Taiwan.

Nautralised in Spain, Madagascar, Australia, Europe and USA.

Other Information:

Common Name: Camphor Tree.

Reference:

(1) GRIN Taxonomy for Plants

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Cinnamomum iners

Cinnamomum iners Reinw.

Recent Synonyms: Cinnamomum nitidum Bl.

Status: Native; Common. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

Leaves: Simple, alternate, entire margin, oblong in shape, usually blunt at tip; trinerved. New leaves often reddish, fully expanded pale green, older leaves dark green. Spicy smell when crushed or torn.

Cinnamomum iners 01
Lornie Boardwalk; 2011.

Flowers: Tiny and yellow, in pale green panicles. Probably insect pollinated.

Cinnamomum iners 03
Lornie Boardwalk; 2011.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve; 2011.

Habitat: Forest edges, secondary forests.

Occurance: Throughout Singapore.

Distribution: Native to Southeast Asia, from Thailand to Philippines and Java.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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Litsea elliptica

Litsea elliptica Blume

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Common. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

Leaves
MacRitchie Reservoir Park; Secondary forest; 2010.

lower surface
MacRitchie Reservoir Park; Secondary forest; 2010.

Young leaves
MacRitchie Reservoir Park; Secondary forest; 2010.

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