Wishing everyone a happy new year with this Hoya latifolia flowers!
Today was a tiring day, went to the Singapore Botanic Gardens (will blog that another day) for a walk before going back school and then to MacRiitchie Reservoir.
Red young leaves of this Garcinia probably griffithii sapling. Heard from KY that another hypothesis of why young leaves are red is because insects (many herbivores are insects) cannot see this colour.
These are, I believed the flowers of the Blue Mahang, Macaranga heynei.
There were many of these flowers scattered on the forest floor. Not sure what these are though =.=”
I saw this fruit of the climber, Willughbeia species 3 weeks ago, but it doesn’t seem to have grown in size.
Minuscule fruits from this shrub, Trema cannabina.
These are the dehisced fruits of the Thottea grandiflora. Their red flowers have sealed petals like a bell. Pity I can’t find it today.
Lastly, dark purple young leaves and the distinct crescent stipules from Aporosa benthamiana.