top 10 rainforest species named after singapore

Singapore Durian
(Durio singaporensis)
Sketch by: Cicada Tree Eco-Place

Common name: Singapore Durian
Scientific name: Durio singaporensis
Habitat in Singapore: Rainforest
Present status in Singapore: Native species. Listed as an Endangered Species in Singapore.
Only found in the rainforest within the Central Catchment Nature Reserve.
Threats: Restricted to remnant rainforest habitat.

Singapore Kopsia
(Kopsia singapurensis)
Photograph by: Cicada Tree Eco-Place

Common name: Singapore Kopsia
Scientific name: Kopsia singapurensis
Habitat in Singapore: Rainforest
Present status in Singapore: Native species. Endemic, found only in the rainforests of Singapore and southern Peninsular Malaysia.
In Singapore, only found in the rainforest within the Central Catchment Nature Reserve. Listed as a Critically Endangered Species in Singapore.
Threats: Restricted to remnant freshwater swamp-forest habitat within our rainforest. Degradation of habitat.

Bulbophyllum
(Bulbophyllum singaporeanum)
Photograph by: Leong Lup San

Common name: Singapore Bulbophyllum
Scientific name: Bulbophyllum singaporeanum
Habitat in Singapore: Rainforest
Present status in Singapore: Native species. Possibly locally extinct. First described in 1896, by Henry Nicholas Ridley, the first director of the Singapore Botanic Gardens, who had discovered it in the rainforest of Singapore.
Threats: Restricted to remnant rainforest habitat.

Singapore Dendrobium
(Dendrobium singaporense)
Photograph by: Ang Weijen

Common name: Singapore Dendrobium
Scientific name: Dendrobium singaporense
Habitat in Singapore: Rainforest
Present status in Singapore: Native species. Possibly locally extinct. Listed as an Endangered Species in Singapore.
Threats: Restricted to remnant rainforest habitat.

Monitor Lizard Fern
(Tectaria singaporeana)
Photograph by: Cicada Tree Eco-Place

Common name: Monitor Lizard Fern
Scientific name: Tectaria singaporeana
Habitat in Singapore: Rainforest
Present status in Singapore: Native species. Listed as a Nationally Vulnerable Species in Singapore.
Used in folk medicine as a cure for fever and as a post-natal tonic.
Threats: Restricted to remnant rainforest habitat.

Kerinting
(Rhopaloblaste singaporensis)
Sketch by: Cicada Tree Eco-Place

Common name: Kerinting
Scientific name: Rhopaloblaste singaporensis
Habitat in Singapore: Rainforest
Present status in Singapore: Native species. Listed as a Critically Endangered Species in Singapore.
Threats: Small populations in the wild.

Singapore Freshwater Crab
(Johora singaporensis)
Photograph by: Kelvin Lim

Common name: Singapore Freshwater Crab
Scientific name: Johora singaporensis
Habitat in Singapore: Rainforest
Present status in Singapore: Native species. Endemic, only found In Singapore and southern Peninsular Malaysia, nowhere else in the world. Rare. Listed as an Endangered Species in Singapore.
First described in 1986 by Dr Peter Ng, a biologist at the National University of Singapore. Presently, it is apparently no longer to be found in the rainforest within the Central Catchment Nature Reserve.
Threats: Restricted to only certain freshwater streams. Its other known location is not within a Nature Reserve and affected by development. Critically small populations. Pollution. Climate change.

Temasek Shrimp
(Caridina temasek)
Sketch by: Cicada Tree Eco-Place

Common name: Temasek Shrimp
Scientific name: Caridina temasek
Habitat in Singapore: Rainforest
Present status in Singapore: Native species. First described in 1991. In Singapore, only found in one stream. Listed as an Endangered Species in Singapore.
Threats: Restricted to only one stream in remnant rainforest habitat which is not within a Nature Reserve. Pollution and degradation of habitat.

Jade Tree Snail
(Amphidromus atricallosus temasek)
Photograph by: Kelvin Lim

Common name: Jade Tree Snail
Scientific name: Amphidromus atricallosus temasek
Habitat in Singapore: Rainforest
Present status in Singapore: Native species. Listed as an Endangered Species in Singapore.
Only found in the rainforest within the Central Catchment Nature Reserve, and in another remnant rainforest habitat which is not within a Nature Reserve.
Threats: Restricted to remnant rainforest habitat. Development.

Singapore Black Caecilian
(Ichthyophis singaporensis)
Illustration by: Kelvin Lim

Common name: Singapore Black Caecilian
Scientific name: Ichthyophis singaporensis
Habitat in Singapore: Rainforest
Present status in Singapore: Native species. Rare and possibly extinct. Listed as a Critically Endangered Species in Singapore.
Only found in the rainforest within the Central Catchment Nature Reserve.
Threats: Restricted to remnant rainforest habitat.


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