CONTENTS
Flora index
Fauna index
guide to the mangroves of singapore
Flowering plants
Peter K L Ng and N Sivasothi (editors)
 
Tui
Dolichandrone spathacea
Family Bignoniaceae


Malabar to New Caledonia. Locally at scattered sites.

Small tree, to 5 m tall; leaves pinnate, with terminal leaflet and 2-4 pairs of opposite leaflets, young leaves slightly pinkish.
wide shot of trees
Dolichandrone
spathacea
tree

close-up of fruiting branch
Fruiting branch
close-up of fallen fruits, seeds with seedlings
Fruit parts, seeds and seedlings
Fruit up to 45 cm long, flattened, curved like a bean pod; seeds dark grey, squarish, with thick corky wings. Confined to the back-mangrove zone and banks of tidal rivers and estuaries.
Leaves are used to make mouth-wash for thrush and lightweight wood for fishing net floats. Endangered in Singapore; the trees at Changi Point, Pulau Sakeng and sluice gates of Sungei Jurong were destroyed with recent development.
What is mangrove?
Introduction

The Ecosystem

Abiotic
Biotic

Value
Intro
Products
Indirect uses
Potential uses

About Mangroves
in Singapore

History
Mangroves to visit
Conservation
 
From "A Guide to Mangroves of Singapore", Peter K. L. Ng and N. Sivasothi (editors)
Volume 1: The Ecosystem and Plant Diversity and Volume 2: Animal Diversity
Authors: Kelvin K. P. Lim, Dennis H. Murphy, T. Morgany, N. Sivasothi, Peter K. L. Ng,
B. C. Soong, Hugh T. W. Tan, K. S. Tan & T. K. Tan
BP Guide to Nature Series published by the Singapore Science Centre, sponsored by British Petroleum
2001 Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, The National University of Singapore & The Singapore Science Centre