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  Radermachera quadripinnata ssp. lobbii
  Family Name : Bignoniaceae

  Synonyms : Radermachera pinnata ssp. acuminata, Radermachera quadripinnata ssp. acuminata

  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
      Plant Growth Form :
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Peninsular Thailand, Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, and Borneo
      Native Habitat :
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Local Conservation Status :
      Native to Singapore (Critically Endangered (CR))
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: It is a tree up to 40 m tall, without buttresses.
      Foliage: Its opposite, stalked leaves are once- or twice-pinnate. Its stalked leaflets have leathery leaf blades that are upturned, oval to drop-shaped, and 7–15 by 2.5–6 cm. A cluster of tiny, dot-like, brown glands are found on either side of the base and the tips.
      Flowers: Its mostly cream-white flowers are mildly fragrant with crisped edges. They are pinkish-lilac outside, with five orange patches, and fine, orange lines inside. They are also found in clusters at the end of leafy twigs.
      Fruits: Its fruits are straight or twisted, 16–50 by 0.5–1 cm, and hanging in clusters at the end of branches. They split when ripe to release many, tiny, narrow, winged seeds that are up to 2.5 by 0.5 cm. Its seeds are wind-dispersed.
      Habitat :
      It grows in primary and secondary forests, from the lowlands up to 800 m altitude. It occurs locally in Nee Soon Swamp Forest.
      Associated Fauna :
      Its flowers are insect-pollinated.
      Etymology :
      Latin Radermachera, commemorating J. C. M. Radermache (1741–1783), a patron of science in the Netherlands Indies.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      [Others]: The wood is used to make match-boxes and match-sticks.
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers
  • Fauna, Pollination & Dispersal
    • Pollination Method(s) :
      Biotic (Fauna)
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
  • Foliar
    • Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower Colour(s) :
      Cream / Off-White
  • References
    • Turner, I.M. 2017. A New combination for a subspecies of Radermachera quadripinnata (Bignoniaceae). Reinwardtia. 16. 1. 47-18
      Turner, I.M. 2012. The correct name for Radermachera pinnata (Bignoniaceae). Phytotaxa. 71. 34-35
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