We also gave East a few tree samples which include the Moringa Oleifera and the Tampines tree. We couldn't however give them the Pink Mempat as we weren't allowed on to the tent plaza open area because of the lightning.
After we gave East the tour we let them do a quick quiz to test their knowledge-
Try and test out your knowledge below!
-This tree has oblong shaped leaves with pointed ends
Its leaves are very glossy green with highly textured (bumpy) surface Its genus name means Food of the Gods (Think of names for God in other languages)
- This tree has very long pointed, narrow ends (drip tips)
Overtime its leaves change colour from pale red to light green
The trees species name refers to its Iron - like wood (think of chemical symbol for iron)
- The undersides of its large leaves are golden/bronze
Leaves arranged alternately
Famous Fruit Tree in Singapore (think of the shape of the Esplanade)
- This tree has heart shaped leaves with a drip tip
Its leaves are smooth and shiny/glossy when young but bumpy when mature
Leaves are arranged along stem in an alternate manner
Its species name means ‘large-leaved’
- This tree has small penny shaped very soft leaves
Leaves are Compound leafs (meaning split into smaller leaves like a clover) and have no tips
Opposite arrangement of leaves
Its seed pods are commonly known as drumsticks
Its nickname is the ‘Miracle’ tree and species name refers to the oil in its seeds.
We have two on the nursery about the 1.5 metres high.
- Each leave of this tree is made of smaller leaves (leaflets)
The individual leaflets are arranged in an alternate manner
Leaflets are slightly oblong
The tree produces small red bead like seeds