➰💚 Dischidia hirsuta 💚➰
We’re currently building a Plant Database to go on the website as part of our educational offering. One place for you to find everything you need and want to know, one place that makes our countless hours of research all worthwhile and accessible by all.
In building the profile for Dischidia hirsuta, we discovered some pretty special things about this species.
Dischidia hirsuta has a broad native range, with populations recorded in Indonesia, the Mollucas, Myanmar, New Guinea, Peninsular Malaysia, the Phillipines, Singapore and Sulawesi.
Across its distributions D. hirsuta displays high variability in its foliage and flowers, to the point where, if further and deeper genetic analysis were carried out D. hirsuta could possibly be separated into 6 individual species.
But even more fascinating was our discovery that Dischidia hirsuta was ‘rediscovered’ in Singapore as recently as 2011.
D. hirsuta was collected from Singapore in 1903 and was later considered nationally extinct. Botanical investigations of Nee Soon Swamp Forest in May 2011 resulted in the discovery of a single specimen. Just one. The species is now considered critically endangered in Singapore.
To us this is an incredibly special plant, and we value this immensely. We spend a lot of time researching plants because when we come across information as special and significant as this, we want to share it so you can understand just how special plants can be.
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