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.
The new visitor centre is very spacious, especially the toilets! There are open air shower heads for a quick sprinkle.
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.
Only know this from the ID tag on the tree. Xanthophyllum vitellinum.
This small tree look like a Dipterocarp.
An unknown sapling.
A very distinctively hairy plant.
With two protruding structures at the petiole.
Cool reddish ends of Elaeocarpus petiolatus.
Another Elaeocarpus which VB suggested to be mastersii.
Never really notice small plants like this climber till now. Update: Psychotria sp.
Here are some climbers which looked vaguely familiar but still have no idea what they are.
An opposite arranged climber.
This nasty looking caterpillar was on the climber featured above.
Another familiar hairy plant with huge leaves.
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.
Here is another view of it.
Another familiar climber.
And also a familiar looking sapling.
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.