Call me ignorant, but I didn’t know that durian trees (Durio zibethinus) can grow so big! This one was about 25m tall!
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Honestly, I didn’t know that our cultivated Ixora attracted so many butterflies. Perhaps it is because I never really take note of butts till recently.
Here are some pictures of them taken around the same time and place in Punggol.
The more common Chocolate Pansy stuffing its proboscis on the opening of the coralla tube.
I wonder what this fly is doing. It obviously can’t reach the nectar deep in the flower without a long proboscis like the butterflies.
Besides butterflies and flies, there were also a lot of wasp-like insects flying around. Perhaps they prey on the butts?
Thanks to Mr Peacock Royal for his help in ID. :)
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
This is a continuation from my previous trip to CCNR.
I couldn’t managed to ID this presumably a fruiting Elaeocarpus tree.
Here are the leaves.
A developing fruit with bumps. I initially thought that this is Elaeocarpus nitidus, but can’t confirm it since the fruit size is too small to what Corner described.
KY and WF harvested the fruit again on the weekend. The fruits have grown much larger and seem to fit E. nitidus. However, it is supposed to have 5 seeds and this, one, appeared to have 3 chambers. The seeds are not yet developed to make a confirmation. Hmm, what could this be? Help?