|Etymology||Genus||After Jonas Theodor Fagraeus, a 18th century Swedish naturalist|
|Species||After Henry Nicholas Ridley, 20th century botanist|
|Common Names||Ridley's Fagraea, Buah Telan Kenyalang|
|Status||Native: Critically Endangered|
|Form||Epiphyte or climbing shrub|
|Native Distribution||Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore|
Fagraea ridleyi is a climbing or straggly small tree, where it was said that only one lone individual is known on a rocky cliff of Sentosa within Singapore. Previous records (Singapore Herbarium Online, 2012) have also found them growing on rocks and trees, and in dipterocarp forests and along rivers in Peninsular Malaysia & Singapore.
NParks (2016) has since announced the conservation efforts to propagate and reintroduce several vulnerable plant and animal, including Fagraea ridleyi.
Lone specimen on a coastal cliff in Sentosa.
Close-up showing the oppositely arranged leaves.
Leaves with prominent veins.
NParks (2016) NParks further identifies 46 threatened native plants and animals for species recovery programmes. National Parks Board, Media Release. 2-Sep-2016.
Posted: 2018-11-21 / Modified: 2018-11-25