August 27, 2010

Is it a Brinjal?

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.


Jay said...

Good morning. Nice meeting you in Miri and looking forward for next meeting. TQ for a cup of Milo peng.

Ann said...

Haven't seen these plants. my late grand ma would say, don't ching chai eat an unknown fruit/

you been looking for our famous frog?

fufu said...

this plant is still unknown?

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Hi Jay
Hope you will be back writing your journal...all the best on your travelling and photography...Always nice to meet up with fellow bloggers....another cup of Milo peng coming up any time...God bless.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

I am waiting for Greenspot to pop into my still looking for frogs...and lots of edible ones in Brunei....and Kapit.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Stillllll looking for answers...and waiting for the plant to fruit more...I have not been able to take photos of the flowers...because of my own time availability.cheers.

Ann said...

My Ah Kung took us to hunt for frogs in the evening with a torch. Then cook CHOOK/ rice porridge with them. Not much meat but supposedly very good for you.

When you hunt them, email me, I come and slaughter them for you. I am very good at it LOL
No need for knives, use you hand and just chop.

Ann said...

You want me to ask my sis Marg to ID for you?

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Dear Ann
Latest news from my hunting friends in Sg. Belait...the trapped animals all died because they were too busy with their overtime to check the traps in the interiors!! No frogs...but it rained only tonight there will be frogs...
Will call you for cyber frog killing help!!

Sarawakiana@2 said...

I would like your ask your Dr. sister.TQ

Anonymous said...

Could be Angel's Trumpet Datura. The seeds are very toxic !

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