Book out from army for the first weekend of my 3 weeks in camp. Since I didn’t get to go into the forest when I am serving reservist (and probably won’t have the luxury of looking at plants if I am out), decided to take a walk at Prunus trail of MacRitchie Reservoir by myself.
And now, are the plants~ I must admit that I do not recognise most of the plants so any help is appreciated!
Parkia speciosa or otherwise knwon as Petai, which yield the edible smelly beans.
This small tree look like a Dipterocarp.
A very distinctively hairy plant.
Cool reddish ends of Elaeocarpus petiolatus.
Here are some climbers which looked vaguely familiar but still have no idea what they are.
This nasty looking caterpillar was on the climber featured above.
I spotted this pandan look-alike climber on this palm tree. WF said that this is Freycinetia sp., and it is really a climbing species of pandan! Update: Freycinetia sumatrana.
Another familiar climber.
Gah… All my current knowledge of plants are confined to mangroves and degraded forests. Looks like I have enter to another totally different world in a more mature secondary forest! But it is always great to learn new stuff~
Thanks to WF and VB for their help in IDs.