Alyxia spicata (Apocynaceae)

Alyxia spicata

This shrubby scrambler of coastal forest has distinctively 3-whorled leaves. The leaves as typical of members of the Apocynaceae, weeps sap when bruised. The fruits, in ideal states are linked as though in a chain, hence the common name ‘Chain fruit’ of some species of Alyxia.

Alyxia spicata

Alyxia spicata

Alyxia spicata

Alyxia spicata

Alyxia spicata


About David Tng

I am David Tng, a hedonistic botanizer who pursues plants with a fervour. I chase the opportunity to delve into various aspects of the study of plants. I have spent untold hours staring at mosses and allied plants, taking picture of pollen, culturing orchids in clean cabinets, counting tree rings, monitoring plant flowering times, etc. I am currently engrossed in the study of plant ecology (a grand excuse to see 'anything I can). Sometimes I think of myself as a shadow taxonomist, a sentimental ecologist, and a spiritual environmentalist - but at the very root of it all, a "plant whisperer"!
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