Archive for Order: Oxalidales

Rourea asplenifolia

Rourea asplenifolia (Schellenb.) Jongkind.

Recent Synonym: None.

Status: Native, Critically endangered.

Growth Form or Habit: Climber.

Mandai forest; 2011.

Mandai forest; 2012.

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Cnestis palala

Cnestis palala (Lour.) Merr.

Recent Synonyms: Cnestis ramiflora Griff.

Status: Native; Not listed in the Singapore Red Data Book (Davison et al., 2008), hence was automatically listed as common (i.e. not threatened) in Chong et al. (2009). However, this may be an error of omission in the RDB. Goh Wee Kee’s (1998) Honours Year thesis stated that this species was rare, with the only large climber spotted at Bukit Timah Reserve along the main road, and a few saplings along Mandai Lake Road and the nature trails of MacRitchie Reservoir. Hence the status will likely be revised in a future Red List.

Growth Form or Habit: Climber.

Cnestis palala 6293
CCNR near Sime Road, 2012.

Cnestis palala 6294
CCNR near Sime Road; 2012.

Cnestis palala 6295
CCNR near Sime Road; 2012.

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Agelaea macrophylla

Agelaea macrophylla (Zoll.) Leenh.

Status: Native; Critically Endangered (Davison et al., 2008), but may need to be revised.

Recent Synonyms: Agelaea trinervis (Llanos) Merr.; Agelaea hullettii King; Agelaea wallichii Hook. f.

Growth Form or Habit: Climber.

Agelaea macrophylla G17-0591
Mandai; 2011.

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Connarus semidecandrus

Connarus semidecandrus Jack

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Critically endangered.

Growth Form or Habit: Climber.

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Off Springfield road; Secondary forest; 2011.

Connarus semidecandrus D14-5277
Mandai; 2011.

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Elaeocarpus angustifolius

Elaeocarpus angustifolius Blume

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Exotic; Cultivated only.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

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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.

Distribution: China, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Fiji and New Caledonia.

Other Information:

Common Name: Blue Marble Tree.

Reference:

(1) GRIN Taxonomy for Plants

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Elaeocarpus mastersii

Elaeocarpus mastersii King

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Common. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve; 2010.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve; 2011.

Other Information:

Common Name: Small-leafed Oil-Fruit.

More pictures can be found at

(1) Flora Singapura website

(2) The Plant Observatory website

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Elaeocarpus ferrugineus

Elaeocarpus ferrugineus (Jack) Steud.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Common. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve; Secondary forest; 2010.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve; Secondary forest; 2010.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve; Secondary forest; 2010.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve; Secondary forest; 2010.

More pictures can be found at

(1) Flora Singapura website

(2) The Plant Observatory website

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