Launch of Wallace Online


You are warmly invited to the launch of Wallace Online, containing the complete works of Victorian naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913) and much more.

Tembusu College, University Town
National University of Singapore
28 College Avenue East
Singapore 138598

Please RSVP here.

The Tembusu (Fagraea fragrans) is a large evergreen tree in the family Gentianaceae. It is native to Southeast Asia. Its trunk is dark brown, with deeply fissured bark, looking somewhat like a bittergourd. It grows in an irregular shape from 10 to 25m high. Its leaves are light green and oval in shape. Its yellowish flowers have a distinct fragrance and the fruits of the tree are bitter tasting red berries, which are eaten by birds and fruit bats.