Tempinis Tree

(Photo credit: Boo Chih Min)

Do you know that Tampines is named after the Tempinis tree (Streblus elongatusfrom the fig family (Moraceae)? This tree was probably found abundantly in that housing estate in the past. There are two very fine and old specimens of this tree in Singapore listed as “Heritage Trees” – one in Changi and another at St. John’s Island.

Learn more about the Tempinis tree here.

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