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Plant of the Month
 
Singapore’s Native Pitcher Plants
The June holidays are finally here! How about going for a relaxing walk in the nature reserves? You may see some native pitcher plants like the Nepenthes ampullaria, N. gracilis and N. rafflesiana. Nepenthes are carnivorous plants that form pitchers (modified leaves) to trap and digest animals like insects for nutrition. Each species has its own unique shape, size and colour of pitchers. They grow in secondary or swamp forests, coastal cliffs and can also be found in our nature reserves.
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Animal of the Month
Green Crested Lizard
The striking Green Crested Lizard (Bronchocela cristatella) is native to Singapore, and was a common sight in the past. However, its recent declines have been attributed to the introduction of the more aggressive Changeable Lizard (Calotes versicolor), which was first seen in Singapore in the 1980's. The Changeable Lizard is now abundant in managed parks and gardens, while the Green Crested Lizard is seen mostly in primary and secondary forests.
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Pineapple!
The Pineapple is probably the most famous member of the family, Bromeliaceae. History books stated that it was Christopher Columbus who discovered this popular fruit during his second voyage to the New World in 1493 and he brought it back to Spain due to the fruit’s exoticness. The fruit was considered so rare back then that its appearance in social events was seen as a symbol of affluence and extravagance. Fast forward to the 21st century, the pineapple is now widely available and enjoyed by many people, and it has also been used in many food recipes.
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Revealing world map of microbial symbioses in forests
Hidden underground, fungi and bacteria form symbiotic relationships with the knot of tree roots in forests. A new study involving more than 1.1 million forest sites and 28,000 tree species has peeled back some of the mystery of this hidden world and revealed factors that support 3 commonly found symbionts. The work could help scientists understand the role of symbiotic partnerships in structuring the world's forests and the influence of climate change on these relationships.
 
 
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