October 28, 2009

Yellow and White Flowers

This shrub is growing just outside my yard. I asked one gardener about this plant and he told me that the leaves can be used as part of a very delicious soup made by the local people.

I find the flowers very lovely and they bloom very often. The flowers are yellow and white which is unusual where blooms are concerned. And you can see it very obviously in the photos.

The Ibans also claim that the small fruits are very edible. Again these little fruits are used in stir fry with other vegetables like sweet young corn.

I haven't tried them myself.


Ah Ngao said...

at first glance looks like orchid,..must be scented,eh?

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Hi Ah Ngao
No the flowers are not scented. But there are bees around. Hence I think if we have more these growing someone can even harvest the honey!!
Just a thought.

Gaharuman said...

Will it be possible to have more phots of the leaves and a close up of the flowers? I cant see clearly and therfore unable to identify the plant.



Sarawakiana@2 said...


Will do that...


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