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  Rungia klossii S.Moore
  Family Name : Acanthaceae

  Common Names : Mushroom Plant

 
Mushroom Plant
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Herbaceous Plant
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Perennial
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Autotrophic
      Maximum Height :
      0.6 m to 0.8 m
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, New Guinea
      Native Habitat :
      Terrestrial
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Tropical, Highland / Montane
      Local Conservation Status :
      Exotic
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: Perennial herb forming clumps up to 0.8 m tall.
      Foliage: The shiny green, elliptic leaves are arranged in pairs with adjacent pairs perpendicular to one another (decussate leaf arrangement).
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      Edible Plant Parts (Edible Leaves)
      Food (Fruit & Vegetable: The leaves have a mushroom-like flavour and crispy texture. They can be eaten raw in salads and sandwiches or cooked in soups and stews. They are rich in iron, vitamin C and beta carotene.)
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils, Acidic (low pH) Soils
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Semi-Shade
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      Evergreen
      Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green
      Mature Foliage Texture(s) :
      Smooth, Glossy / Shiny
      Foliar Type :
      Simple / Unifoliate
      Foliar Arrangement Along Stem :
      Opposite
      Foliar Attachment to Stem :
      Petiolate
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower Colour(s) :
      Blue
      FlowerTexture(s) :
      Smooth
      Flower Grouping :
      Cluster / Inflorescence
      Flower Location :
      Terminal
      Flower Symmetry :
      Bilateral
      Individual Flower Shape :
      Labiate / Lipped
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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