The proprietor of Luak Bay Mini Mart who is Marudi-born said that he did not know what this plant was and I was very welcome to take photos of it. It is very fulfilling when shop keepers welcome a photographer who seems to be lurking around the corners of s shop lot looking for Chinese cultural artifacts or Chinese momentoes. He and his wife were very cooperative and supportive of my interest.Sometimes he would jokingly ask "Haven't you photographed enough yet?"
This is the first time I have seen a plant like this. Probably a bird dropped off some seeds here. The soil is extremely fertile at the end of a block of shops in Luak Bay of Miri. In a few days I hope I can get to cut up the fruit and see what is inside. It would be another kind of brinjal I suspect. But I could be very wrong.
This is the fruit after the yellow trumpet like flower drops off.
This is a small fruit before it is full grown.
This is the young yellow flower before it opens.
This is the whole plant - look at how green the leaves are!!
A view of another flower before it opens. The stalks and branches are deep purple.
Could any one help by giving the name of this plant and can the fruit be eaten?
With a parting shot the proprietor told me that he would like to know the name of the plant. I hope I can find that out soon.