Archive for Family: Euphorbiaceae

Acalypha indica

Acalypha indica L.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Crytogenic weed.

Growth Form or Habit: Herb.

P1070379
Robertson Quay; Urban; 2011.

P1070382
Robertson Quay; Urban; 2011.

P1070383
Robertson Quay; Urban; 2011.

P1070380
Robertson Quay; Urban; 2011.

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Neoscotechinia sumatrensis

Neoscotechinia sumatrensis S.Moore

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Critically endangered.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

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Mandai Track 7; forest edge; 2011.

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Mandai Track 7; forest edge; 2011.

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Mandai Track 7; forest edge; 2011.

Occurence: Nee Soon Swamp Forest, Seletar Reservoir, Bukit Kallang.

Distribution: Peninsular Malaysia to Singapore, Sumatra and Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei, and Sabah)

Reference:

Ang, W. F., A. F. S. L. Lok, K. Y. Chong & H. T. W. Tan, 2010. Status and distribution in Singapore of Neoscortechinia sumatrensis S.Moore (Euphorbiaceae). Nature in Singapore, 3: 333–336. [PDF]

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Hevea brasiliensis

Hevea brasiliensis (Willd. ex A. Juss.) Müll. Arg.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Exotic; Cultivated. Naturalised.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve; Along Lornie Road; 2011.

Leaves: Trifoliate.

Other Information:

Common Name: Rubber Tree.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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Hura crepitans

Hura crepitans L.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Exotic; Casual. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

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Near Merchant Road; Cultivated; 2011.

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Near Merchant Road; Cultivated; 2011.

P1070358
Near Merchant Road; Cultivated; 2011.

P1070363
Near Merchant Road; Cultivated; 2011.

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Endospermum diadenum

Endospermum diadenum (Miq.) Airy Shaw

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Vulnerable.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve; 2010.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve; 2010.

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Bukit Timah Nature Reserve; 2011.

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Macaranga tanarius var. tomentosa

Macaranga tanarius (L.) Mull. Arg. var. tomentosa (Blume) Mull. Arg.

Status: Native; Not Assessed. Cultivated.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Growth Form or Habit: Small tree.

Leaves: Simple, spiral, toothed margin (those we see are usually 3- to 5-lobed), ovate-oblong, papery, apex acute to acuminate, base rounded to cordate, peltate. Venation like spider’s web. Petioles to 18 cm, slightly furry at least at tip, lamina furry on nerves below, sometimes only near petiole. Stipules broadly lanceolate, 8 by 3 to 20 by 7 mm, acuminate to caudate, furry sometimes just on mid-line or smooth.

Macaranga tanarius 05
Chemperai trail; 2011.

Macaranga tanarius 04
Chemperai trail; 2011.

Distribution: India and Ryuku Islands (Japan) to Queensland, Vanuatu (Pacific).

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Jatropha podagrica

Jatropha podagrica Hook.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Exotic; Cultivated only.

Growth Form or Habit: Shrub.

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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.

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Singapore Botanic Gardens; Cultivated; 2010.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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