Myrsine porosa (Primulaceae)

Myrsine porosa

This common tree of upland forest. This species can be recognized by the reddish/purple petioles, and the alternate leaves having both streaky and round oil dots. Mature trees exhibited tiered branches. The flowers are arranged in clusters, which give rise to purple fruits.

This species is also known as the Red Muttonwood or Northern Muttonwood. More on this when I find some fruits.

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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