A private nature park developed by Syarikat Lanskap Kambatik based on the principles of ecological diversity, oil palm integrated agro-forestry practices and Kambatik landscape design philosophy and aesthetics
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Chinese lantern or "Cipluan' in Malay
Cipluan (Malay) - Physalis minima
It was about two months ago that I planted 2 nos of the Cipluan seedlings that I took from the Kuching garden. Fortunately one of them thrived and is producing lots of fruits. The fruit is somewhat enclosed in a papery lantern shaped calyx. Young fruits are greenish and ripe ones turn yellow. Numerous fruits are scattered on the soil and I hope will germinate in future to produce more seedlings. This plant was never seen at the park before. As such it is a new introduction. The birds like to eat the berries. I normally would eat them raw. They taste just like tomatoes. I was told that in France these are served as salad in many restaurants. I am yet to find out the many ways it can be served...
Numerous fruits fallen on the soil hopefully will germinate