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Mussaenda Glabra

What an inviting sight at the entrance to botanic garden.

Lovely tiny yellow flowers and fresh rain drops lingering on comparatively large white colored bracts (modified leaf).

This is an evergreen shrub native to Malaysia and Singapore and given Endangered conservation status.  The plant also offers edible leaves, which can be made into tea to treating cough.

Common names: Hairless Mussaenda, Adap-Adap, Balik Adap.


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