New localities of Margaritaria indica (Phyllanthaceae) in Singapore, with notes on fruiting and propagation

Y. W. Jong, Rushan Abdul Rahman, X. Y. Ng, Reuben C. J. Lim
2021 Nature in Singapore  
This paper documents the discovery of the second and third Margaritaria indica (Dalzell) Airy Shaw individuals in Singapore since the first record of this species in 2012. The second individual is on Kusu Island, although the sex remains uncertain as no flowering or fruiting has been observed to date. The third individual is in Bukit Brown Cemetery on the main Singapore island, and is confirmed to be female from the fruits produced. Seeds collected from this individual germinated in extremely
more » ... ated in extremely low numbers, possibly indicating the presence of at least one mature male tree in the vicinity. Propagation trials for this species by stem cutting and seed are discussed.
doi:10.26107/nis-2021-0002 fatcat:lojwn3tc7jbmhdybjalyeffole