|Leaves and fruits of Syzygium ngadimanianum|
Ngadiman was first and foremost an invaluable plant collector and assistant to the likes of Corner and Henderson. He was primarily responsible for training Corner's famous monkeys to collect herbarium specimens of the forest trees. His fascinating career can be found in his biography linked here.
In his memory, I like to share with you some photos of the tree and its fruits and leaves, and also an old photo of the bridge which bore his name - Ngadiman Bridge - a concrete bridge spanning a small gully along the now defunct Tiup Tiup Trail of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.
|Syzygium ngadimanianum, MacRitchie 2012|
|Smooth cracked bark|
|Close-up of green oblong fruit with tiny incurved calyx|
|Ngadiman Bridge (Tiup Tiup Trail, BTNR)|