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  Ardisia pyramidalis
  Family Name : Primulaceae

  Family Synonym : Myrsinaceae

  Common Names : Aunasin, Rugrusu

 
Aunasin,Rugrusu
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Tree (Small (6m-15m))
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Perennial
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Autotrophic
      Maximum Height :
      7 m
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Borneo, Philippines
      Native Habitat :
      Terrestrial (Primary Rainforest; Secondary Rainforest)
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Tropical
      Local Conservation Status :
      Exotic
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: Small, shrubby tree up to 7 m tall.
      Foliage: Bright green leaves are oblong (elongated oval shape) to oblanceolate (round, wide tip narrowing at the base). The leaf edge is smooth to slightly toothed.
      Stems: Slender, woody stems are up to 10 cm in diameter.
      Flowers: Purplish pink, star-shaped flowers are arranged in large, branched clusters known as panicles.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      Edible Plant Parts (Edible Fruits; Edible Leaves; Edible Flowers)
      Food (Fruit & Vegetable; Herb & Spice : Young shoots are eaten raw as a vegetable, while flowers and fruits are added to fish dishes as a seasoning.)
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Semi-Shade
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
      Propagation Method :
      Seed
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower & Plant Sexuality :
      Bisexual Flowers
      Flower Colour(s) :
      Pink
      Flower Grouping :
      Cluster / Inflorescence
      Flower Location :
      Terminal
      Flower Symmetry :
      Radial
      Individual Flower Shape :
      Stellate / Star-shaped
      Inflorescence Type :
      Panicle
The information given on this website has been compiled from reference works on medicinal plants and/or pron only. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment and NParks does not purport to provide any medical advice. Reliance on this information is strictly at your own risk. You should always consult your physician before using or consuming a plant for medicinal purposes.

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