coastal plants
Pouteria liggensis

updated Aug 09
Where seen? There one of this rare tree on the rocky cliffsides of Chek Jawa, Pulau Ubin and several are also found on Lazarus. It was only recently discovered as native to Singapore.

Features: Tree about 5m. Leaves thin. Flowers tiny (less than 1cm) and cream coloured. Fruits oval, green ripening to purple.

Status and threats: It is listed as 'Critically Endangered' in the Red List of threatened plants of Singapore.

Chek Jawa, Jun 03

Chek Jawa, Apr 07
Tiny flowers.

Chek Jawa, Apr 07

Chek Jawa, Nov 01

Chek Jawa, Oct 09

Chek Jawa, Oct 10


  • Davison, G.W. H. and P. K. L. Ng and Ho Hua Chew, 2008. The Singapore Red Data Book: Threatened plants and animals of Singapore. Nature Society (Singapore). 285 pp.
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