Metrosideros excelsa is a free-flowering plant with red, pink and yellow flowers

Metrosideros excelsa (New Zealand Pohutukawa, New Zealand Christmas Tree/Bush, Iron Tree)

"MetrosiderosThough prized as a beautiful ornamental tree by many gardeners, the Pohutukawa tree has also received negative attention for the damage its root system can cause to pipes and pavement.

A free-flowering tree with mesmerising with vibrant red, pink and yellow flowers

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Sauropus androgynus is one of the most popular leaf vegetables in Southeast Asia

Sauropus androgynus (Star Gooseberry, Sweet Leaf Bush, Sabah Vegetable, Katuk, Sayur Manis in Malay)

Beautiful monoecious fruits of Sauropus androgynus (Star Gooseberry, Sweet Leaf Bush, Sabah Vegetable, Katuk, Sayur Manis in Malay, March 7 2018

Star Gooseberry or Sweet Leaf Bush is one of the most popular leaf vegetables in Southeast Asia.

In Indonesia, the leaves of the plant are used to make infusion, believed to improve the flow of breast milk for breastfeeding mothers.

Consumption of Sauropus androgynus has been reported as being associated with bronchiolitis obliterans..
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Astrantia major produces unique flowers that come in a wide variety of colours

Astrantia major (Greater Masterwort, Great Black Masterwort, Melancholy Gentlemen)

Beautiful flower of Astrantia major (Greater Masterwort, Great Black Masterwort, Melancholy Gentlemen), March 1 2018Greater Masterwort or Melancholy Gentlemen produces unique and gorgeous flowers that come in a wide variety of colours.

Its group of tightly packed florets that are backed by petal-like bracts makes the flowers look very much like a star or a firework.
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Diospyros kaki produces sweet and tasty edible orange fruits

Diospyros kaki (Asian Persimmon, Japanese Persimmon, Oriental Persimmon, Buah Pisang Kaki in Malay)

Fruits of Diospyros kaki (Asian Persimmon, Japanese Persimmon, Oriental Persimmon, Buah Pisang Kaki in Malay), Nov 27 2017Chinese White Radish or Giant White Radish is primarily grown for its large, succulent and edible root vegetable.

Turnip cake made with Chinese white radish is a traditional Lunar New Year dish.

Growing wild, they are regarded as invasive species in many regions.
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Grammatophyllum speciosum is the world’s tallest orchid with specimens up to 7.62 m tall

Grammatophyllum speciosum (Giant Orchid, Tiger Orchid, Sugar Cane Orchid, Queen of the Orchids)

Long-lasting flowers of Grammatophyllum speciosum (Giant Orchid, Tiger Orchid, Sugar Cane Orchid, Queen of the Orchids), Feb 27 2018Giant Orchid or the Queen of the Orchids is listed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s tallest orchid with specimens up to 7.62 m tall.

Queen of the Orchids, the largest orchid species in the world is cultivated as an ornamental by orchid enthusiasts.

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