Arachis hypogaea is one of the important oilseed crops in the world

Arachis hypogaea (Groundnut, Peanut, Earthnut, Monkey Nut, Kachang Goreng/Tanah in Malay) Groundnut or Peanut is grown for its edible seeds and its oil, making it one of the important oilseed crops in the world. It’s also a major food crop species of global importance. Peanuts serve not only as a favorite food product for humans, […]

Zea mays has become a staple food in many parts of the world

Zea mays (Maize, Corn, Sweet Corn, Indian Corn, Jagung in Malay) Maize or Corn has become a staple food in many parts of the world, with total production surpassing that of wheat or rice. It is a valuable cereal, food and fodder crop. The United States of America is the largest producer of corn in […]

Acanthus ebracteatus produces flowers and contains medicinal properties

Acanthus ebracteatus (Sea Holly, Holly Mangrove, Holly-leaved Mangrove, Jejeru Hitam in Malay) Sea Holly or Holly-leaved Mangrove grows in the undergrowth of mangroves, swamps, along river banks and marshes of Southeast Asia. Besides, it contains medicinal properties. Acanthus ebracteatus is listed as vulnerable in the Red List of threatened plants of Singapore.

Tropaeolum majus produces flowers in kaleidoscopic colours

Tropaeolum majus (Nasturtium, Garden Nasturtium, Indian Cress, Monks Cress) Garden Nasturtium or Indian Cress produces long-lasting ¬†and kaleidoscopic flowers as well as attractive foliage that are water lily-like. However, the downside is it self-seeds readily and may pop up in places where they are not wanted. No wonder, this beautiful plant is considered invasive in […]

Fragaria x ananassa with sweet, aromatic and brilliant red fruits is simply irresistible

Fragaria x ananassa (Strawberry, Garden Strawberry, Cultivated Strawberry) Garden Strawberry with its characteristic fragrant aroma, delightful sweet flavour, juicy texture and brilliant red colour make it simply irresistible to many people. Strawberry is popularly cultivated worldwide for its delicious fruits that can be eaten fresh or used in pies, ice-creams, milkshakes and cakes, to name […]