Survivals plant in the coastal areas

Survival’s plant in the coastal areas | Gelang Pasir (Sesuvium portulacastrum)

Survival is the state or fact of continuing to live or exist.  It can be caused by an accident, natural disaster, war, or other difficult circumstances.  the length of the survival condition is full of uncertainty. A survivor must quickly get out of the survival condition safely. Of course composure, skill and readiness will increase one’s chances of survival. Food availability is one of the most important things for survival. Below is the information, one of the survival’s plant in the coastal areas.

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Indonesian Indigenous vegetables

Indonesian Indigenous vegetables | Mollugo pentaphylla

Indonesian indigenous vegetables referred to the plants that are commonly used as vegetables, but nowadays was unpopular anymore. There are many plants that today are simply known as grasses. But actually, the Indonesian people previously used it as vegetables. Mollugo penthapylla is on the list of vegetable plants according to the Indische Groenten book.

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Indigenous treasure vegetables, Rumput Israel (Asystasia gangetica)

Rumput Israel is an indigenous treasure for vegetables.  Based on information from the world vegetable centre, they mention that Rumput Israel (Asystasia gangetica) is one of the promising vegetables for the world. It may come to the reason of high nutrition content from its species. 

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Wild edible fern in Indonesia | Paku Sarang Burung (Asplenium nidus)

Wild edible fern in Indonesia is an interesting topic to discuss.  There are some ferns which already popular as vegetables in Indonesia. But, Paku sarang burung (Asplenium nidus) is more popular for ornamental plant.  Their population is abundant in Indonesia rain forest.  Very easy to find them in the humid forest.  Sometimes they also grow wild in the urban area, especially in the parks or in the urban forest.

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Reundeu is vegetables of the past

Reundeu is vegetables of the past, but more popular as medicinal plants for today

Reundeu is vegetables of the past, but today, Reundeu (Staurogyne elongata) is more popular only as medicinal plants. Based on the information from the Indische Groenten book, many vegetable plants that were once popular are now only known as medicinal plants. Some are even known as ordinary weed. Hopefully, it will initiate other articles to reintroduce some vegetable plants that today being unpopular in Indonesia.

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