27 Aug '11, 12pm

tHE tiDE cHAsER: Ipil (Intsia bijuga)

tHE tiDE cHAsER: Ipil (Intsia bijuga)

I could still remember the first time I saw the Ipil tree along a tidal river on Pulau Tioman. At that time, I had no idea what tree it was, but it's such a tall and majestic tree, that I decided to take a photo of it. It's only after I came back to Singapore and did some research that I knew that this was an Ipil tree. Since then, I always kept a lookout for this tree when I visited our mangrove forests. The Ipil (Intsia bijuga ), also known as Moluccan Ironwood, is a species of flowering tree from the legume family, Fabaceae. It's usually found at the drier areas of the mangrove forests or sandy beaches. This coastal/back mangrove plant is critically endangered in Singapore, and hence it's no surprise that I did not see many of them growing wild. The tree has pinnately compound leaves, with 2-6 leaflets, though usually I see 4 leaflets only. It is deciduous, which explai...

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Tide chandelier

Tide chandelier

deluxeduck.livejournal.com 02 Sep '11, 11am

The original Tide chandelier is part of a larger body of work based on the collection of ' man made' debris washed up on a...