There are lots of forest fragments in Singapore and it is always interesting to bash in to see what is inside. Today, me, together with PY, H, WQ, G and J went into such a forest which used to be a plantation, evident from the lots of Durian, Rambutan, Starfruits and Rambi inside.
Finally got a chance to get a photo of the flower of this bitter-gourd, Momordica charantia.
My itching mouth finally can’t stand it and I decided to taste this jelly-like fruits of this exotic plant, Pipturus argenteus. No taste at all…
Whats this? Some Costus or ginger? Update: Costus lucanusianus
This figging Malayan Banyan, Ficus microcarpa attracted lots of hungry birds.
Here are the figs.
Took me awhile to figure out what this climber is. But now, it suddenly occurred to me that it should be Gynochthodes sublanceolata.
Taking a break.
There was a patch filled with the climber Gymnopetalum sp. Was again itching to taste the fruit but decided not after opening it. The fleshy parts covering the seeds looks like bird shit man… =.=”
And so, end of another fun trip. But should plan trips that I can see more new plants though. Will have to be 3 weeks later… high key army from next week onwards… Sian-ness!
Thanks WF for the ID.