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Non-native Plants:

Origin: Africa.

African Tulip tree was planted previously as a wayside tree, probably due to its attractive showy reddish-orange flowers. Overtime, it was noticed that the trunk of the mature tree was weak and broke easily due to strong wind. Although it has not been cultivated for quite a while, its winged seeds have greatly facilitated its dispersion all over the island.

Origin: Mexico to Brazil.

This climber is found climbing up on trees at parks or around the border of forests. The leaves of the young plant differ a lot from that of the mature climber. It appears to be doing very well around Singapore.


Chong KY, Ang PT, Tan HTW. Identity and spread of an exotic Syngonium species in Singapore. Nature in Singapore 2010;3:1-5. | Read article |