Rocking since the Good Old Days

Lithophytes

Lithophytes at Clementi

Ruellia repens

Ruellia repens

Oldenlandia biflora (Rubiaceae)

Oldenlandia biflora (Rubiaceae)

The plant above is growing in overexposed conditions from the heavy anthocyanin in the leaves.

Hemigraphis primulifolia

Hemigraphis primulifolia

Asplenium nidus

Asplenium nidus

Coccinia grandis

Coccinia grandis

Passiflora suberosa

Passiflora suberosa

Kyllinga nemoralis

Kyllinga nemoralis

Kyllinga nemoralis

Kyllinga nemoralis

Emilia sonchifolia

Emilia sonchifolia

Andrographis paniculata

Andrographis paniculata

 


Lithophytes at Kampong Glam

Tridax procumbens

Tridax procumbens

Euphorbia thymifolia

Euphorbia thymifolia

Turnera ulmifolia

Turnera ulmifolia

Phyllanthus urinaria

Phyllanthus urinaria

Pteris vittata

Pteris vittata

Ficus religiosa

Ficus religiosa

 


Lithophytes at Chinatown

Ficus microcarpa

Ficus microcarpa

Pipturus argenteus

Pipturus argenteus

Ficus religiosa

Ficus religiosa

Ficus benjamina

Ficus benjamina

There were several ferns proliferating from the cracks.

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Muntingia calabura

Muntingia calabura


Lithophytes at Tanjong Pagar

Phyllanthus urinaria

Phyllanthus urinaria

Phyllanthus urinaria

Phyllanthus urinaria

Pipturus argenteus

Pipturus argenteus

Euphorbia hirta

Euphorbia hirta

Euphorbia hirta

Euphorbia hirta

Hedyotis corymbosa

Hedyotis corymbosa

Hedyotis corymbosa

Hedyotis corymbosa


Lithophytes at Balestier

Periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus)

Periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus)

Periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus)

Periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus)

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Cleome rutidosperma

Cleome rutidosperma

Cleome rutidosperma

Cleome rutidosperma

Ficus religiosa

Ficus religiosa

Ficus religiosa

Ficus religiosa

Pilea microphylla

Pilea microphylla

Pilea microphylla

Pilea microphylla

Epipremnum aureum

Epipremnum aureum


Lithophytes at Sembawang

My project has been completed, but I would like to share the photos that I have taken during my fieldwork. The following plants were found growing along Jalan Legundi, Jalan Tampang, Jalan Jeruju and Sembawang Road.

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Ficus benjamina

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Calopogonium mucunoides

Calopogonium mucunoides

Calopogonium mucunoides

Calopogonium mucunoides

Calopogonium mucunoides

Calopogonium mucunoides

Calopogonium mucunoides

Cecropia sp.

Cecropia sp.

Cecropia sp.

Cecropia sp.

Cecropia sp.

Cecropia sp.

Poaceae

Paspalum conjugatum

Poaceae

Paspalum conjugatum

Euphorbia thymifolia

Euphorbia thymifolia

Ficus microcarpa

Ficus microcarpa

Ficus microcarpa

Ficus microcarpa


Blooming Lithophyte

One of my friends encountered this pretty little Yellow Alder (Turnera ulmifolia) blooming at Block 402, Clementi Avenue 1 at the base of the flat near the “garden side”. Sadly, this flower vanished after a week, seemingly trampled or removed by a passerby. Or it could have just withered. Nevertheless, a beauty to behold.

Yellow Alder (Turnera ulmifolia)

It was rather tiny but nevertheless outstanding.

23 September 2012: My friend, Qi Qi has found another Yellow Alder blooming at the same area today.

Emerging from the base cracks

Unusual bloom

These Yellow Alders could have escaped cultivation from a nearby bush of the same species.

Were they from here?