Tree in front of the UCC
Tree in front of the NUS University Cultural Center (UCC)
Hi I believe the tree is named Fragraea Fragrans (tembusu)
From the photo, it has fissured trunk
The shape of the leaves looks like that of the Tembusu.
The flowers are white as of the Tembusu.
The spatial distribution of the leaves looks like that of the Tembusu too.
The name I have obtained by googling Tembusu was “Fagraea fragrans”
I asked the exact question when i found Fagraea Fragrans, the Tembusu tree standing alone outside the University Cultural Center. Fagraea : named after J.T. Fagraeus, 1729-1747, a Swedish naturalist. A few of us were also there, and we tried to make out what was on the faded board. “Professor Lim Pin and Professor Shih Choon Fong” were the two names we could figure out. A search on the internet gave me the answer. It turns out that “a sapling was used to represent NUS when the current vice-chancellor took over from the previous. This plant is growing (in) the front of the University Cultural Centre.
Other information from the Source:
• Fagraea fragrans (Fagraea: Named after J.T. Fagraeus, 1729 1747, Swedish naturalist;fragrans: Latin, fragrant – after the fragrant flowers).