Typhonium flagelliforme: Rodent tuber

Common name: Rodent Tuber, Keladi Tikus, Tu Ban Xia or Lao Shu Yu

Botanical name: Typhonium flagelliforme

Rodent tuber is a herbal plant which grows up to 30cm in height. It has an oblong whitish tuber, triangular leaves ad a spathe. Rodent Tuber grows wild in wasteland and is native to the South East Asian countries. It is commonly used to provide relief in cough and asthma.

Rodent tuber plant is mild, tastes bitter and is slightly toxic. It can detoxicate, reduce swelling, get rid of boils and pus, stop bleeding, ease pain and is effective in the treatment of lymphatic problems. Farmers speak of this herbs’ effectivity in detoxification. Rodent tuber can cleanse the system of accumulated toxicity, ease urination and bowel movement and generally clean up the digestive system. Taking it would also increase one’s appetite, improve health, revitalize the person who would tire easily.

As a medicinal plant, rodent tuber is also used as traditional remedy for treating different types of malignancy: breast, lung, colon, lymphoma, leukaemia and liver cancer.

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A decade ago a friend gave me 4 small poly bags of Rodent tuber plants. It has grown not only in designated pots but also in many parts of mom’s garden.

Photos: Mom’s garden, JakartaIndonesia [20150430, 20150504]

Source: cancerhelps.com

Dahlia cv. [pink lacy petals]

.cv is an abbreviation of Cultivar, generally regarded as a blend of “cultivated” and “variety”, but could also be derived from “cultigen” and “variety”. A cultivar is not the same as a botanical variety.

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Dahlia is a genus of bushy, tuberous, herbaceous perennial plants native to Mexico. A member of the Asteraceae [or Compositae], dicotyledonous plants, related species include the sunflower, daisy, chrysanthemum and zinnia. There are 42 species of dahlia, with hybrids commonly grown as garden plants. Flower forms are variable, with one head per stem; these can be as small as 2 in [5.1 cm] diameter or up to 1 ft [30 cm] or “dinner plate”.

Photos: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore [20150206]

Source: Wikipedia

Dahlia cv. ~ miniature [orange, double]

.cv is an abbreviation of Cultivar, generally regarded as a blend of “cultivated” and “variety”, but could also be derived from “cultigen” and “variety”. A cultivar is not the same as a botanical variety.

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Dahlia is a genus of bushy, tuberous, herbaceous perennial plants native to Mexico. A member of the Asteraceae [or Compositae], dicotyledonous plants, related species include the sunflower, daisy, chrysanthemum and zinnia. There are 42 species of dahlia, with hybrids commonly grown as garden plants. Flower forms are variable, with one head per stem; these can be as small as 2 in [5.1 cm] diameter or up to 1 ft [30 cm] or “dinner plate”.

Photo: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore [20150125]

Source: Wikipedia

Dahlia cv. ~ miniature [red, double]

.cv is an abbreviation of Cultivar, generally regarded as a blend of “cultivated” and “variety”, but could also be derived from “cultigen” and “variety”. A cultivar is not the same as a botanical variety.

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Dahlia is a genus of bushy, tuberous, herbaceous perennial plants native to Mexico. A member of the Asteraceae [or Compositae], dicotyledonous plants, related species include the sunflower, daisy, chrysanthemum and zinnia. There are 42 species of dahlia, with hybrids commonly grown as garden plants. Flower forms are variable, with one head per stem; these can be as small as 2 in [5.1 cm] diameter or up to 1 ft [30 cm] or “dinner plate”.

Photos: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore [20150125]

Source: Wikipedia

Dahlia cv. ~ miniature [red orange, yellow collar]

.cv is an abbreviation of Cultivar, generally regarded as a blend of “cultivated” and “variety”, but could also be derived from “cultigen” and “variety”. A cultivar is not the same as a botanical variety.

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Dahlia is a genus of bushy, tuberous, herbaceous perennial plants native to Mexico. A member of the Asteraceae [or Compositae], dicotyledonous plants, related species include the sunflower, daisy, chrysanthemum and zinnia. There are 42 species of dahlia, with hybrids commonly grown as garden plants. Flower forms are variable, with one head per stem; these can be as small as 2 in [5.1 cm] diameter or up to 1 ft [30 cm] or “dinner plate”.

Photos: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore [20150125]

Source: Wikipedia

Dahlia cv. [dark scarlet – purple bloom]

.cv is an abbreviation of Cultivar, generally regarded as a blend of “cultivated” and “variety”, but could also be derived from “cultigen” and “variety”. A cultivar is not the same as a botanical variety.

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Dahlia is a genus of bushy, tuberous, herbaceous perennial plants native to Mexico. A member of the Asteraceae [or Compositae], dicotyledonous plants, related species include the sunflower, daisy, chrysanthemum and zinnia. There are 42 species of dahlia, with hybrids commonly grown as garden plants. Flower forms are variable, with one head per stem; these can be as small as 2 in [5.1 cm] diameter or up to 1 ft [30 cm] or “dinner plate”.

Photos: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore [20150131]

Source: Wikipedia

Dahlia ‘Kaiwera Gold’

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Dahlia is a genus of bushy, tuberous, herbaceous perennial plants native to Mexico. A member of the Asteraceae [or Compositae], dicotyledonous plants, related species include the sunflower, daisy, chrysanthemum and zinnia. There are 42 species of dahlia, with hybrids commonly grown as garden plants. Flower forms are variable, with one head per stem; these can be as small as 2 in [5.1 cm] diameter or up to 1 ft [30 cm] or “dinner plate”.

Photos: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore [20150301]

Source: Wikipedia