Tigridia pavonia is very popular as an ornamental plant among lovers of interesting flowers

Tigridia pavonia (Mexican Shell flower, Tiger Flower, Jockey’s Cap Lily, Peacock Flower, Tiger Iris/Flower) It is very popular as an ornamental plant among lovers of interesting flowers. Its large flared-flowers are vividly coloured and come in two-tone combinations pairing white, pink, red, orchid yellow or orange with contrasting spots.

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) 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 […]

Brassica rapa var. rapifera is one of the oldest vegetables cultivated by Man

Brassica rapa var. rapifera (Turnip, White Turnip, Turnip Rape) Turnip or White Turnip is one of the oldest vegetables cultivated by Man. It is a root vegetable commonly grown worldwide for its edible white and bulbous taproot. Besides, it is well known for its traditional medicine.

Paphiopedilum rothschildianum is a perfect collection for its longevity of flowering

Paphiopedilum rothschildianum (Rothschild’s Slipper Orchid, Gold of Kinabalu Orchid) Rothschild’s Slipper Orchid or Gold of Kinabalu Orchid is an endangered orchid species that is endemic to Mount Kinabalu in Sabah, West Malaysia. A perfect species collection for its small size and longevity of flowering. Paphiopedilum rothschildianum is assessed as critically endangered in the IUCN Red […]

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.