Tarenna dallachiana (Rubiaceae)

Tarenna dallachiana subsp. dallachiana

This small tree is wonderfully ornamental, reminiscent of a giant Ixora, with large leaves and conspicuous clusters of cream flowers, which seem to mature yellow.

Tarenna dallachiana subsp. dallachiana

Upon close examination, one can see differences in the types of flowers borne – one which are just male and another which has male parts and a long female receptacle.

Tarenna dallachiana subsp. dallachiana

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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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