Archive for Family: Malvaceae

Hibiscus mutabilis

Hibiscus mutabilis L.

Recent Synonyms:

Status: Exotic; Cultivated Only.

Growth Form or Habit: Shrub or small tree.

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Kranji wasteland; 2011.

Leaves: Broadly ovate to round-ovate or cordate; Lower surface densely stellate minutely tomentose; Upper surface sparsely stellate minutely hairy; Lobes triangular.

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Kranji wasteland; 2011.

Flower: Corolla white or reddish, becoming dark red.

Seed: Reniform; villous abaxially.

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Kranji wasteland; 2011.

Habitat: Thickets along streams.

Other information:

Branchlets, petioles, pedicel, epicalyx, and calyx densely stellate and woolly pubescent.

Common Name: Chinese Rose; 木芙蓉.

Reference:

Tang, Y., M. G. Gilbert & L. J. Dorr, 2007. Malvaceae. Flora of China, 12: 264-298. Uploaded 11 Oct.2007. http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=200013711. (Accessed 26 Sep. 2011).

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Grewia laevigata

Grewia laevigata Vahl

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Vulnerable.

Growth Form or Habit: Climber.


Jalan Ulu Sembawang; 2011.

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Jalan Ulu Sembawang; 2011.

More pictures can be found at

(1) Plants of Southeast Asia website

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Hibiscus sabdariffa

Hibiscus sabdariffa L.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Exotic; Cultivated only.

Growth Form or Habit: Shrub.


Pang Sua Park Connector; Cultivated; 2011.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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Brownlowia tersa

Brownlowia tersa (L.) Kosterm.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Endangered.

Growth Form or Habit: Shrub.

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Mandai Mangroves; 2010.

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Mandai Mangroves; 2010.

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Mandai Mangroves; 2010.

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Mandai Mangroves; 2010.

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Durio griffithii

Durio griffithii (Mast.) Bakh.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Endangered.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve; 2010.

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Heritiera simplicifolia

Heritiera simplicifolia (Mast.) Kosterm.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Endangered. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve; 2010.

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Commersonia bartramia

Commersonia bartramia (L.) Merr.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Common.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve; 2010.


Kent Ridge; Secondary forest; 2010.


Kent Ridge; Secondary forest; 2010.


Kent Ridge; Secondary forest; 2010.


Kent Ridge; Secondary forest; 2010.


Kent Ridge; Secondary forest; 2010.


Kent Ridge; Secondary forest; 2010.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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