Diospyros kaki produces sweet and tasty edible orange fruits

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

Sphagneticola trilobata is an attractive plant with daisy-like yellow flowers

Sphagneticola trilobata (Singapore Daisy, Creeping-oxeye, Trailing Daisy, Wedelia) Singapore Daisy or Trailing Daisy is very attractive because of its nearly constant and prolific blooming of yellow daisy-like flowers. Besides, it has been used for traditional medicine. Sphagneticola trilobata is listed in the IUCN’s list of the world’s 100 worst invasive species.

Araucaria bidwillii produces edible seeds that are favoured by Australian Aborigines

Araucaria bidwillii (Bunga Pine, Bunya-Bunya Tree, False Monkey Puzzle Tree, Queensland Pine) Bunga Pine or False Monkey Puzzle Tree is a tall and majestic evergreen tree that is conical when young and becomes more domed as it matures. The seeds are edible and considered a delicacy by Australian Aborigines. The flavour of the edible kernel is similar […]

Manilkara zapota produces fruits that contain medicinal properties

Manilkara zapota (Sapodilla, Sapote, Naseberry, Chicle Gum, Chiku in Malay) Sapodilla or Chicle Gum is cultivated for its sweet, juicy and fleshy fruits It is very popular in Southeast Asia. Grow this beauty if you wish to have a constant supply of its sweet fruits that have numerous health benefits.

Cibotium barometz is a fern with rhizomes densely covered by golden-brown hairs

Cibotium barometz (Golden Chicken Fern, Scythian Lamb, Woolly Fern, Golden Moss, Bulu Pusi in Malay) Golden Chicken Fern or Woolly Fern is unique and exotic as its rhizomes are thick, fleshy and densely covered by golden-brown hairs. These ferns are found growing wild in wet and shady ravines, on hillsides and in mountainous regions.