Archive for Family: Melastomataceae

Dissochaeta gracilis

Dissochaeta gracilis (Jack) Blume

Recent Synonyms: None.

Status: Native; Vulnerable.

Growth Form or Habit: Climber.


Mandai forest; 2011.


Mandai forest; 2012.

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Pternandra coerulescens

Pternandra coerulescens Jack

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Vulnerable. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

IMG_0361
Central Catchment Nature Reserve, Nee Soon Swamp Forest; 2011.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve, Nee Soon Swamp Forest; 2011.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve, Nee Soon Swamp Forest; 2011.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve, Nee Soon Swamp Forest; 2011.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve, Nee Soon Swamp Forest; 2011.

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Clidemia hirta

Clidemia hirta (L.) D. Don

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Exotic; Naturalised. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Herb.

Flower
MacRitchie Reservoir; Secondary forest edge; 2010.

IMG_0304
Central Catchment Nature Reserve; Secondary forest edge; 2010.

Other Information:

Common Name: Koster’s Curse.

More pictures can be found at

(1) Urban Forest website

(2) The Plant Observatory website

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Memecylon caeruleum

Memecylon caeruleum Jack

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Critically endangered. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

Treelet
Hort Park; Cultivated; 2010.

Flowers
Hort Park; Cultivated; 2010.

Fruit
Hort Park; Cultivated; 2010.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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Memecylon edule

Memecylon edule Roxb.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Endangered. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

Branching
Peninsular Malaysia, Gunung Arong; Coastal; 2010.

Leaf upper surface
Peninsular Malaysia, Gunung Arong; Coastal; 2010.

Leaf underside
Peninsular Malaysia, Gunung Arong; Coastal; 2010.

Flower buds and flowers
Peninsular Malaysia, Gunung Arong; Coastal; 2010.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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Melastoma malabathricum

Melastoma malabathricum L.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Common. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Shrub.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Jurong; 2010.

Flower
Tuas; Scrubland; 2009.

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Kent Ridge; Secondary forest; 2011.

Other Information:

Common Name: Singapore Rhododendron.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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Memecylon minutiflorum

Memecylon minutiflorum Miq.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Critically endangered.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

Habit
Bukit Batok; Secondary forest near stream; 2010.

Branch
Bukit Batok; Secondary forest near stream; 2010.

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