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The flowers of this tree are bright pink and about 5cm in length and 5cm in width; with little blank anthers on the tip of the slippery, pink stamens, and greenish-pink round petals. The smooth, thick, deeply creased leaves of this tree are obovate with a drip tip. The leaf margin is entire, the venation is netted pinnate, and the arrangement is opposite. The leaves are 33.5cm long at the longest point and 13.5cm wide at the widest point. The bark of this tree is peel-able, rough, and relatively thin. This tree has buttress roots.
Found in a secondary rainforest located in Singapore American School, off of the pathway in a shady area.
As you can see from the last photo, the pink stamens are scattered across the forest floor. Sorry for the blurriness... These flowers are supposed to turn into fruits that are known as the Malay Apple.
Spotted on Mar 19, 2013
Submitted on Mar 20, 2013