Archive for Family: Phyllanthaceae

Breynia disticha

Breynia disticha J.R. Forst. & G. Forst.

Recent Synonyms: Breynia nivosa (W. Bull) Small

Status: Exotic; Cultivated only.

Growth Form or Habit: Shrub.


Pang Sua Park Connector; Cultivated; 2011.


Pang Sua Park Connector; Cultivated; 2011.

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Glochidion superbum

Glochidion superbum Baill.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Common. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

IMG_1037
Central Catchment Nature Reserve; 2010.

Overlapping alternative leaves
Central Catchment Nature Reserve; 2010.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve; 2010.

IMG_1040
Central Catchment Nature Reserve; 2010.

IMG_3374
Central Catchment Nature Reserve; 2011.

IMG_3373
Central Catchment Nature Reserve; 2011.

Other Information:

Common Name: Great-leafed Pin-flower Tree.

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Aporosa frutescens

Aporosa frutescens Blume

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Common. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

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MacRitchie Trail; Secondary forest edge; 2010.

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MacRitchie Trail; Secondary forest edge; 2010.


MacRitchie Trail; Secondary forest edge; 2010.


MacRitchie Trail; Secondary forest edge; 2010.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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Baccaurea parviflora

Baccaurea parviflora (Müll. Arg.) Müll. Arg.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Common. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

Leaves
MacRitchie; Secondary forest; 2010.

Leaf underside
MacRitchie; Secondary forest; 2010.

Young leaves
MacRitchie; Secondary forest; 2010.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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Glochidion lutescens

Glochidion lutescens Blume

Recent Synonyms: Glochidion hypoleucum (Miq.) Boerl.

Status: Native; Critically endangered. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

Branch of leaves 
Central Catchment Nature Reserve; Freshwater swamp forest edge; 2010.

Leaves upperside.
Central Catchment Nature Reserve; Freshwater swamp forest edge; 2010.

Leaves underside. Note flower at top right.
Central Catchment Nature Reserve; Freshwater swamp forest edge; 2010.

Bark
Central Catchment Nature Reserve; Freshwater swamp forest edge; 2010.

Fruits
Central Catchment Nature Reserve; Freshwater swamp forest edge; 2010.

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Aporosa benthamiana

Aporosa benthamiana Hook. f.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Vulnerable.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

Leaves
Bukit Batok; Secondary forest; 2010.

Leaf base
Bukit Batok; Secondary forest; 2010.

Stipules (front)
Bukit Batok; Secondary forest; 2010.

Stipules (Back)
Bukit Batok; Secondary forest; 2010.

Swollen petiole
Bukit Batok; Secondary forest; 2010.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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Bridelia tomentosa

Bridelia tomentosa Blume

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Common. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

IMG_5505
Off Spring Road; Secondary forest; 2011.


Central Catchment Nature Reserve; Secondary forest edge; 2010.


Lornie Road; Urban; 2011.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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