Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Wild Food Plants

Wild Food Plants
Dr Abe V Rotor 

This article is dedicated to a botanist, teacher and researcher, a leader in the scientific field, above all, a true friend - the late Professor Eduardo de Leon of the University of Santo Tomas.

The late UST Professor Ed de Leon is dwarfed by a giant Palawan gabi, reminiscent of the novel, Gulliver in Lilliput.

Wild varieties of ampalaya (Momordica charantia), eggplant (Solanum melongena), patani (Phaseolus lunatus), and the male flower of himbaba-o or alukong (Ilk)
Gulasiman or ngalog (Ilk)

Saluyot (Corchorus olitorius)

Edible fern (pako)

Dampalit (Portulaca sp)


Bagbagkong flowers
Soro-soro or Karimbuaya (Ilk),
Euphorbia neriifolia

Talinum (Talinum triangulare)

Pod and seed of lotus (Nelumbium nelumbo)

ancient musical instruments 

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