I had initially thought that the day was going to be hot and sunny, perfect for another day of exploration. Unfortunately, it started drizzling when we alighted from the cab and a torrential rain came soon after in minutes… The best was that I was dressed in sleeveless and did not brought any rain gear. Luckily PY have an umbrella for me while she wore her waterproof jacket.
And so, for the next miserable two hours or so, we walked in the rain (x3 worse than last week…), and unable to take out my camera to take photos. And I was also unable to bash into the swamp for fear of falling branches. Fortunately, the sky cleared while we were walking back and I was still able to capture some pictures along the trail.
Again, some pictures of interesting plants (to me) which were mostly alien to me. Appreciate any help in the ID once again.
A plant with nice branching. Update> Carallia brachiata.
A tree with crenulate leaves,
with small fruits that have random minute projections on the surface. Update> The leaves seem to match Elaeocarpus nitidus, but the fruits differ much in size from descriptions.
Here are two Ficus spp. that I have not seen before. One above~
And another standing beside it,
Among all the plants, this climber is what I wanted to know the ID most. Probably an Apocynaceae because of the opposite leaves and copious white sap. Update> I think this might be Willughbeia grandiflora.
Thanks to WF, CK and AL for the IDs.