04 November 2013


We were having a walk around the Singapore Botanic Gardens when I spotted a Rustic butterfly, which is supposed to be rare.

I also managed to take some photos of some beautiful plants including the pink Etlingera elatior (Common Name: Torch Ginger), Elaeocarpus angustifolia, Kopsia singapurensis, unknown Heliconia and Costus, Scaphium macropodum, Brachychiton acerifolius.

On a separate note, one of the key characteristics of the Dipterocarpaceae Family is the presence of interpetiolar stipules on the young leaves.

There were also other interesting fauna, such as a spider and lizard, captured on my camera. 

Etlingera elatior inflorescence bud

bloomed inflorescence of Etlingera

Shorea resinosa (Meranti Belang, Remesa, White Meranti; Dipterocarpaceae)

Leaf of Cassia

Shorea materialis (Balau Pasir; Dipterocarpaceae) interpetiolar stipules


Elaeocarpus angustifolia

Kopsia singapurensis

male and female flowers of the Streblus elongatus and the formation of a fruit


a lizard well camouflaged against the tree trunk

remnants of a branch wound wood roll

an uncommon Heliconia

Scaphium macropodum

Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage

an unknown Costus

a flowering Brachychiton acerifolius

close-up of the inflorescence