Monday, December 16, 2013

50 Years of Greening @ SBG


Visited the Singapore Botanic Gardens during the 50 Years of Greening Singapore event, attended a talk on Heritage Trees in SBG, quite interesting :)

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Clerodendrum thomsoniae
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Tarenna fragrans
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A pink Stinkhorn spotted during the tour
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Ficus kurzii - one of the heritage trees
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Ficus deltoidea - a native Ficus species
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Caesalpinia coriaria
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Elaeocarpus grandiflorus flowers
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Holmskioldia sanguinea aka Chinese Hat Plant
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Unknown flowers
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One of the main attractions of the garden - the swans of the Swan Lake
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Alangium ridleyi
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Alangium ridleyi
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Zingiberaceae flowers
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Zingiberaceae flowers
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Zingiberaceae flowers
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Kompassia malaccensis seeds - native heritage tree
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Unknown plant seen in the rainforest, with sharp protrusions on the bark
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Anaxagorea javanica leaves
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Unknown
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Brownea capitella flower
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Unknown
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Painted Jezebel (Delias hyparete metarete)
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Paradise Tree Snake (Chrysopelea paradisi)
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Paradise Tree Snake (Chrysopelea paradisi)
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Paradise Tree Snake (Chrysopelea paradisi)


The talk by Mr Ali Ibrahim on heritage trees was quite informative and the guided walk afterwards was very interesting. I got to see Kompassia malaccensis seeds for the first time. The Gardens is full of interesting exotic plants and flowers, I must visit SBG more often :P

And the Paradise Tree Snake was a good way to end the wonderful day :D

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