This website is created by the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research (RMBR) at the National University of Singapore, to provide a searchable digital database of Singapore’s natural heritage, i.e., its flora, fauna and natural habitats. The initial funding for creating the digital nature archive (DNA) is sponsored by the Care-For-Nature Trust Fund of Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation. RMBR maintains and update the database, with supports from the National Parks Board.
This is a ornamental shrub that can grow into a small tree of 7 m high. Leaves are twice pinnate compound, alternately arranged, 20-35 cm long, with 4-9 pairs of sides-stalks that bear 6-11 pairs of 12-16 x 7-10 mm leaflets. Flowers are 3.5 cm wide, in loose bunches, showy, orange-red-yellow, scentless and with prominent long stamens. Fruits are oblong pods that split open exposing the flattened seeds. The flowers are visited by sunbirds for the nectar while Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri) eat the seeds.
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