Archive for Family: Myrtaceae

Syzygium antisepticum

Syzygium antisepticum (Blume) Merr. & L.M.Perry

Recent Synonyms: Syzygium gratum (Wight) S.N. Mitra

Status: Exotic; Cultivated

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

Bark: Surface copper-red and flaky.

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Duxton Plain Park; Cultivated; 2011.

Leaves: Simple; Opposite; Variable in shape and size; Ovate to lanceolate or narrowly elliptical; Midrib impressed on the upper surface;10-15 pairs of secondary veins.

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Duxton Plain Park; Cultivated; 2011.

Flower: White, with 5 petals.

Fruit: White; globose when immature.

Habitat: Altitude from sea level to1400m. Dry evergreen and mixed deciduous forest, open savannah and edges of mangrove.

Distribution: Sumatra, Java and Borneo.

Reference:

Chantaranothai, P & J. Parnell, 1994. A revision of Acmena, Cleistocalyx, Eugenia s.s and Syzygium (Myrtaceae) in Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin, 21: 1-123

ASEAN-Korea Environmental Cooperation Project (AKECOP), Syzygium antisepticum (Blume) Merr. & Perry. ASEAN Tropical Plant Database. (Accessed: 11 Sep 2011)

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Melaleuca cajuputi

Melaleuca cajuputi Powell

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Extinct. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

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Punggol; Cultivated; 2011.

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Punggol; Cultivated; 2011.

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Punggol; Cultivated; 2011.

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Punggol; Cultivated; 2011.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

(2) NParks Flora Fauna Web website

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Syzygium oblatum var. oblatum

Syzygium oblatum (Roxb.) Wall. ex A.M. Cowan & Cowan var. oblatum

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Critically endangered. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

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Orange Groove Road; Cultivated; 2011.

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Orange Groove Road; Cultivated; 2011.

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Tristaniopsis obovata

Tristaniopsis obovata (R. Br.) Peter G. Wilson & J.T. Waterh.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Critically endangered. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.


Changi Coast Road; Cultivated; 2011.


Changi Coast Road; Cultivated; 2011.


Changi Coast Road; Cultivated; 2011.


Changi Coast Road; Cultivated; 2011.

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Tristaniopsis whiteana

Tristaniopsis whiteana (Griff.) Peter G. Wilson & J.T. Waterh.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Endangered. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.


Jalan Ulu Sembawang; Cultivated; 2011.


Jalan Ulu Sembawang; Cultivated; 2011.


Jalan Ulu Sembawang; Cultivated; 2011.


Jalan Ulu Sembawang; Cultivated; 2011.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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Syzygium nigricans

Syzygium nigricans (King) Merr. & L.M. Perry

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Endangered.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

IMG_1569
Central Catchment Nature Reserve; 2010.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve; 2010.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve; 2010.

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Syzygium aqueum

Syzygium aqueum (Burm. f.) Alston

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Exotic; Cultivated only.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.


Boon Lay; Cultivated; 2010.


Queenstown; Cultivated; 2010.


Boon Lay; Cultivated; 2010.

Other Information:

Common Name: Water Apple.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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