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  Fagraea splendens Blume
  Family Name : Gentianaceae

  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Tree, Epiphyte
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Mode of Nutrition :
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, 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 climber or epiphyte, rarely a tree up to 6 m tall.
      Foliage: Its opposite, stalked leaves have thickly leathery leaf blades that are oblong to lance-shaped to almost drop-shaped, 7–26 by 3.5–10 cm, and with narrowly triangular tips.
      Flowers: Its almost stalkless flowering clusters are found at the end of leafy twigs. Each cluster bears 3–10 flowers that are pale orange or salmon-coloured.
      Fruits: Its green fruits are usually ellipsoid and up to 1.5–2 cm wide.
      Habitat :
      It grows mainly in peat-swamp forests and kerangas forest, up to 1333 m altitude
      Cultivation :
      It can be propagated by seed and air-layering.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Well-Drained Soils
      Landscape Uses :
      General, Parks & Gardens
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun, Semi-Shade
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
      Propagation Method :
  • Foliar
    • Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Mature Foliage Texture(s) :
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower Colour(s) :
      Cream / Off-White, Yellow / Golden

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