Hanguana rubinea

(Photo credit: Ang Wee Foong )

The Hanguana rubinea is a native species that is endemic to Singapore. This herbaceous plant can grow up to 1.5 metres tall. Its leaves are long and narrow. Its distinctive fruits are about 1 cm in diameter, ripening from bright green to creamy white, dark pink-red or ruby-red, hence its epithet ‘rubinea’, referring to the vivid colour of its ripe fruit. Though it is considered Critically Endangered, Hanguana rubinea can be found at Central Catchment Nature Reserve, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, and Mandai Forest.

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