Xylo the cat examines Alstonia leaves

Yesterday, I picked up a bunch of fallen leaves from beneath four trees. I was identifying Pulai trees as there are two – the native Alstonia angustiloba and the exotic A. scholaris. An inter-petiolar stipule on the latter was suggested by the Flora Malesiana key Lekowala had passed me.

However, Xylo the cat rummaged through my neat arrangement and I sat back, defeated. Then before I could work on them, he stopped by to examine the lot. Perhaps he’d sort them out? You know, like a fortune-telling bird!

IMG_0395.JPG

IMG_0396.JPG

IMG_0397.JPG

IMG_0398.JPG

Despite some initial curiosity, Xylo lost interest in the pile, so I’ll have to work on it later. In case you wondered, Pulai belongs to the latex-secreting Apocynaceae, so I watched to ensure he didn’t bite anything.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s