||A bunch of grapes; referring to the clustered fruits
|| Large flower; this species has the biggest in the genus
||Uvaria cardinalis Elmer, Uvaria purpurea Blume
||Large Flower Uvaria
||China, Indochina, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Java, Philippines, and Borneo
The flowers of Uvaria grandiflora are the largest in the genus (> 5cm; Turner, 2012).
The Large Flower Uvaria has been recorded locally in Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Jurong, Bukit Panjang, and Pasir Panjang; the latter three are likely non-existent because of habitat clearance (collected in late 19th and mid 20th centuries; Singapore Herbarium Online, 2012). It is the host plant for the Fivebar Swordtail (Butterflies of Singapore, 2007).
Cultivated Big Flowered Uvaria at a trellis.
Cordate leaf base, a variable trait.
Hairy young branch.
Large flower. This one measured about 10cm across.
References Butterflies of Singapore. (2007) Life History of the Fivebar Swordtail v2.0. http://butterflycircle.blogspot.sg. Accessed on 29-Jun-2014.
Singapore Herbarium Online. (2012) Singapore Herbarium Online. Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford. http://herbaria.plants.ox.ac.uk. Accessed on 29-Jun-2014.
Turner IM, (2012) Annonaceae of Borneo: a review of the climbing species. Garden's Bulletin Singapore, 64: 371-479.
Posted: 2014-06-29 / Modified: 2017-12-25