Archive for Order: Santalales

Scurrula ferruginea

Scurrula ferruginea (Roxb. ex Jack) Danser

Recent Synonyms:

Status: Native; Critically endangered.

Growth Form or Habit: Hemi-parasitic epiphyte.

IMG_6969
Kent Ridge; 2011.

DPP_00005
East Cast Park; 2011.

DPP_00006
East Cast Park; 2011.

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Kent Ridge; 2011.

Other Information:

Common Name: Rusty-leaf Mistletoe.

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Taxillus chinensis

Taxillus chinensis (DC.) Danser

Recent Synonyms:

Status: Native; Critically endangered.

Growth Form or Habit: Hemi-parasitic epiphyte.

DPP_00010
East Cast Park; 2011.

DPP_00014
East Cast Park; 2011.

DPP_00009
East Cast Park; 2011.

Other Information:

Common Name: Mistletoe.

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Erythropalum scandens

Erythropalum scandens Blume

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Vulnerable.

Growth Form or Habit: Climber.

IMG_3323
Central Catchment Nature Reserve; 2011.

IMG_3324
Central Catchment Nature Reserve; 2011.

IMG_3326
Central Catchment Nature Reserve; 2011.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve; 2011.

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Strombosia ceylanica

Strombosia ceylanica Gardn.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Vulnerable.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

IMG_1535
Central Catchment Nature Reserve; 2010.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve; 2010.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve; 2010.

Leaves: Alternate. Glabrous. Bend at the petiole.

More pictures can be found at

(1) Plants of Southeast Asia website

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Champereia manillana

Champereia manillana (Blume) Merr.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Common. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

Leaves
Punggol End; Secondary forest; 2010.

Leaves
Punggol End; Secondary forest; 2010.

IMG_3377
Central Catchment Nature Reserve; 2011.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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Ximenia americana

Ximenia americana L.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Common. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Shrub.

Leaves
Loyang; mangrove; 2010.

Flowers
Loyang; mangrove; 2010.

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Viscum ovalifolium

Viscum ovalifolium Wall. ex DC.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Common.

Growth Form or Habit: Hemi-parasitic epiphyte.

Phyllodes of the mistletoe
National University of Singapore, Science Drive 4; Urban; 2010.

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National University of Singapore, Science Drive 4; Urban; 2011.

Other Information:

Common Name: Uncommon Mistletoe.

Other Comments: It is much less frequently encountered compared to Dendrophthoe pentandra and Macrosolen cochinchinensis. Its status probably needs to be updated.

More pictures can be found at

(1) Urban Forest website

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