Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

Dischidia nummularia R.Br.

Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum/Division:Magnoliophyta
Class:Eudicots
Order:Gentianales
Family:Apocynaceae
Genus:Dischidia
Species:D. nummularia
Status:Common

Description

A slender epiphytic plant with small, fleshy leaves that are biconvex and about 6 mm long. Flowers are 2-3 on a very short inflorescence stalk, pale yellow or almost white, about 2 mm long. Fruits are pods that are slender, curved and 2.4-3.2 cm long.

Read more about the Gentianales order.
Read more about the Apocynaceae family.

Localities

Changi, Pulau Semakau

References

Chong, K. Y., H. T. W. Tan & R. T. Corlett, 2009. A Checklist of the Total Vascular Plant Flora of Singapore: Native, Naturalised and Cultivated Species. Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, National University of Singapore, Singapore. 273 pp.

Henderson, M.R. 1959. Malayan wild flowers - Dicotyledons. Malayan Nature Society, Kuala Lumpur. 478 pp.

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