Flora index
Fauna index
guide to the mangroves of singapore
Flowering plants
Peter K L Ng and N Sivasothi (editors)
Limau lelang
Merope angulata
Family Rutaceae

Southeast Asia to New Guinea. Locally at Sungei Mandai Besar and Sungei Mandai Kechil.

Thorny shrubs to about 3 m tall; leaves alternate, simple, leathery, aromatic with translucent dots.
wide shot of shrub
Merope angulata shrub

close up of flowering branch
Flowering branches

close-up of flower

close up of unripe fruit with dissected fruits
Flowers fragrant, white, solitary at leaf angles; fruits like a small lemon with three flat sides. Restricted to back mangrove areas and river banks. The fruit is thought to be of medicinal value. Endangered.
What is mangrove?

The Ecosystem


Indirect uses
Potential uses

About Mangroves
in Singapore

Mangroves to visit
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