Count Your Blessings!

With love and passion, everyone can have a nice garden...Elaine Yim

Count Your Blessings!
Count The Garden By The Flowers, Never By The Leaves That Fall.
Count Your Life With Smiles And Not The Tears That Roll.
..... Author unknown.

Knowing me, Knowing you..... Aha.....!

Notice Board

Malaysian Flora USDA Zone 11
Welcome to our exotic world of everlasting summers and tropical rainforests!

Native Plants

I delight in growing and learning about the native/indigenous plants of Malaysia. According to statistics published in our newspapers, there are about 445,000 species of plants on earth of which 35,000 species are recorded as herbal medicinal plants. Malaysia has recorded 15,000 species of plants of which 2,000 species have medicinal value. Wow, Malaysia has 3% of world total of recorded plants!

The following are native plants of Malaysia and Southeast Asia
  1. Acalypha hispida * (VINE) - Red Hot Cattail
  2. Acalypha siamensis (SHRUB) - Wild Tea, Teh Kampung
  3. Adenanthera pavonina (TREE) - Saga Tree
  4. Aeschynanthes lobbianus * (VINE) - Lipstick Plant
  5. Agathis borneensis (TREE) - Borneo Kauri
  6. Aglaonema commutatum - Chinese Evergreen (HERB)
  7. Aglaonema costatum - Chinese Spotted Evergreen (HERB)
  8. Aleurites moluccana (TREE) - Candlenut Tree
  9. Alpinia galangal * (HERB) - Galangal ginger
  10. Alpinia purpurata * (HERB) - Red Ginger
  11. Alstonia angustifolia (TREE) - Pulai 
  12. Angiopteris evecta (FERN) - Elephant Fern
  13. Aquilaria brachyantha (TREE) - Agarwood
  14. Aquilaria crassna (TREE) - Agarwood
  15. Aquilaria cumingiana (TREE) - Agarwood
  16. Aquilaria hirta (TREE) - Agarwood
  17. Aquilaria malaccensis (TREE) - Agarwood
  18. Aquilaria rostrata (TREE) - Agarwood
  19. Archidendron jiringa (TREE) - Jering
  20. Ardisia crenada - (SHRUB) - Spiceberry, Mata Itik, Mata Ayam, Mata Pelanduk
  21. Areca cathechu (PALM) - Betel Nut Palm, Pinang
  22. Areca triandra (PALM)
  23. Arenga obtusifolia (PALM) - Langkap - P. Malaysia
  24. Arenga pinnata (PALM) - Sugar palm
  25. Arundina graminifolia * (WILDFLOWER GROUND ORCHID) - Bamboo Orchid
  26. Asplenium nidus (FERN) - Bird's Nest Fern (native to Tropical Asia)
  27. Asystasia gangetica (shrub)
  28. Asystasia gangetica ssp. micrantha (weed)
  29. Asystasia intrusa (shrub)
  30. Averrhoa bilimbi (TREE) - Cucumber Tree, Belimbing Buluh
  31. Baeckea frutescens (TREE) - Malay Willow, Cucur Atap, Weeping Baeckea, Weeping Coast Myrtle
  32. Bambusa vulgaris 'VIttata' - (TREE) - Painted Bamboo
  33. Baccaurea angulata (TREE) - Tampoi Belimbing
  34. Bauhinia acuminata * (TREE) - White Bauhinia
  35. Bauhinia kockiana * (VINE) - 
  36. Bauhinia purpurea * (TREE) - 
  37. Borassus flabellifer (PALM) - Palmyra Palm
  38. Brucea javanica (SHRUB) - Lada Pahit
  39. Caesalpinia sapan (SHRUB) - Sappan, Sepang - Tropical Asia
  40. Calamus spp (PALM) - Rattans
  41. Calophyllum inophyllum (TREE) - Bintangor Laut
  42. Cananga odorata (TREE) - Ylang-ylang, Kenanga
  43. Caryota maxima (PALM) - Giant Mountain Fishtail Palm
  44. Caryota mitis (PALM) - Clustering Fishtail Palm
  45. Caryota no (PALM) - Bornean Fishtail Palm - Borneo
  46. Casuarina nobilis (TREE) - Borneo 
  47. Casuarina sumatrana (TREE) - Borneo (and Sumatra) 
  48. Centella asiatica (HERB) - Pegaga
  49. Cerbera odollam (TREE) - Grey Milkwood, Pong-pong
  50. Cinnamomum iners (TREE) - Wild Cinnamon
  51. Cissus discolor (VINE) - Patah Tulang
  52. Cissus nodosa (VINE) - Javanese Treebine, Grape Ivy
  53. Clerodendrum bethuneanum (SHRUB) - 
  54. Clerodendrum calamitosum (SHRUB) - White Butterfly
  55. Clerodendrum paniculatum (SHRUB) - Pagoda Flower
  56. Clerodendrum wallichii (SHRUB) - Bridal Veil
  57. Clitoria ternatea * (VINE / HERB) - Butterfly Pea, Bunga Telang
  58. Codiaeum varigatrum (SHRUB) - Croton
  59. Colocasia gigantea (HERB) - Giant Colocasia - P. Malaysia
  60. Congea velutina (VINE) - Pink Shower Orchid, Pink Sandpaper Vine
  61. Corypha utan (PALM) - Gebang - P. Malaysia and Sabah
  62. Costus speciosus (HERB) - Setawar Halia, White Costus
  63. Crateva religiosa (TREE) - Dala, Sacret Garlic Pear, Temple Tree
  64. Cratoxylum formosum (TREE) - Mempat
  65. Crinum asiaticum (BULB) - Crinum Lily, Bakong
  66. Crystostachys renda (PALM) - Sealing Wax Palm - P. Malaysia, Borneo
  67. Crossandra infundibuliformis (SHRUB) - Firecracker plant
  68. Curcuma longa (HERB) - Turmeric, Kunyit - Asia
  69. Cyathea contaminans (FERN) - Highland Tree Fern 
  70. Cyathea latebrosa (FERN) - Lowland Tree Fern - P. Malaysia
  71. Cyathula prostrata (HERB) - Rumput Jarang-jarang
  72. Cycas clivicola (CYCAD) - The Clift Cycad - northern P. Malaysia
  73. Cycas macrocarpa (CYCAD) - P. Malaysia
  74. Cymbopogon nardus (GRASS) - Citronella, Serai Wangi
  75. Dacrydium elatium (TREE)
  76. Davallia denticulata (FERN) - Corsage Fern (Tropical Asia)
  77. Dianella ensifolia (BULB) - Flax Lily, Akar Siak
  78. Diasypros blancoi (TREE) - Mabolo - Borneo
  79. Dillenia excelsa (TREE) - Purple Dillenia - Malaysia
  80. Dillenia indica (TREE) - Elephant Dillenia
  81. Dillenia suffructicosa (TREE) - Shrubby Dillenia - Malaysia
  82. Dipteris conjugata (FERN) - Bua Cek
  83. Dendrobium crumenatum * (ORCHID) - Pigeon Orchid, Dove Orchid
  84. Erythrina fusca * (TREE) - Coral Tree, Pokok Dedap Merah
  85. Eugeissona utilis (PALM) - Bornean Sago Palm
  86. Eugenia grandis (TREE) - 
  87. Eurycoma longifolia (HERB) - Tongkat Ali
  88. Fagraea frangrans (TREE0 - Tembusu
  89. Ficus auriculata (TREE) Roxburgh Fig - P. Malaysia
  90. Ficus deltoidea * (HERB) - Mas Cotek - P. Malaysia
  91. Ficus elastica (TREE) - India Rubber Fig
  92. Ficus microcarpa (TREE) - Malayan Banyan, Chinese Banyan, Taiwan Banyan, Indian Laurel, Curtain Fig
  93. Ficus ngii (TREE) - 
  94. Gardenia carinata (TREE) - Kedah Gardenia
  95. Gardenia tubifera (TREE) - Trumpet Gardenia
  96. Gnetum gnemon (TREE) - Melinjau 
  97. Gloriosa superba - Flame Lily, Bunga Songsang
  98. Goniothalamus spp (HERB) - Selukai
  99. Gynura procumbens (HREB) - Scrambling Gynura, Sambung Nyawa
  100. Hibiscus sabdariffa * (HERB) - Roselle
  101. Hopea odorata (TREE) - Merawan Siput Jantan - Malaysia
  102. Hoya multiflora (VINE) - 
  103. Impatiens mirabilis (SHRUB) - Langkawi Balsam - P. Malaysia
  104. Ipomoea aquatica (VINE) - Water Spinach, Kangkong
  105. Ixora javanica (SHRUB)
  106. Johannesteijsmannia altifrons (PALM) - Common Sal - P. Malaysia
  107. Johannesteijsmannia lanceolata (PALM) - Narrow-leafed Sal - P. Malaysia
  108. Johannesteijsmannia magnifica (PALM) - Silver Sal - P. Malaysia
  109. Justica betonica (SHRUB) - White Shrimp Plant (Tropical Asia)
  110. Kaempferia pulchra (HERB) - Peacock Ginger, Peacock Plant, Ressurection Lily
  111. Labisia pumila (HERB) - Kacip Fatimah
  112. Lagerstroemia speciosa (TREE) - Bungor, Queen's Crape Myrtle
  113. Leptospermum flavescens (TREE) - 
  114. Licuala spinosa (PALM)
  115. Litsea garciae (TREE) - Malaysia 
  116. Livistona endauensis (PALM) - Endau Fan Palm - P. Malaysia
  117. Livistona rotundifolia (PALM) - Footstool Palm - Sabah
  118. Livistona saribus (PALM) - Taraw Palm
  119. Lycopodium squarrosum (FERN ALLIES) - Squirrel-tailed Clubmoss
  120. Maingaya malayana (TREE) - Malaysia 
  121. Marsdenia maingayi, Syn: Stephanotis maingayi (SHRUB) - Malaysia 
  122. Matonia pectinata (FERN)
  123. Melaleuca cajuputi (TREE) - 
  124. Melastoma malabathricum * (SHRUB) - Senduduk
  125. Melicope ridleyi, Syn: Euodia ridleyi (SHRUB) - Evodia
  126. Mesua ferrea (TREE) - Ceylon ironwood
  127. Metroxylon sagu (PALM) - Sago Palm
  128. Michelia alba (TREE) - White Chempaka
  129. Michelia champaca (TREE) - Yellow Chempaka - Malaysia
  130. Microsorum punctatum (FERN) - Fish Tail Fern (Tropical Asia)
  131. Mimusops elengi (TREE) - Tanjong
  132. Monochoria hastata (HERB) - Arrow Leaf Pondweed
  133. Monochoria vaginalis (HERB) - Oval-leaved Pondweed, Rumput Kelayar, Keladi Agas
  134. Morinda citrifolia (HERB) - Mengkudu
  135. Murraya paniculata (SHRUB) - Orange Jasmine, Kemuning
  136. Musa beccarii (HERB) - Ornamental Banana - Borneo
  137. Musa lokok (HERB) - Wild Banana - Sarawak
  138. Nephroleptis falcata (FERN) - Fishtail Swordfern 
  139. Ocimum basilicum (HERB) - Sweet Basil, Selasih
  140. Oenanthe javanica (HERB) - Daun Selom, Selom, Water Dropwort, Japanese Parsley, Chinese Celery
  141. Oncosperma tigillarium (PALM) - Nibong
  142. Orania sylvicola (PALM) - Ibul - P. Malaysia
  143. Orchids (1)
  144. Orthosiphon stamineus * (HERB) - Cat Whiskers, Java Tea, Misai Kucing
  145. Paederia foetida (VINE) - Lesser Malaysan Stinkwort, Chinese Moon Creeper, Sekuntut
  146. Papilionanthe hookeriana* (WILDFLOWER GROUND ORCHID) - Semi-aquatic, Kinta Weed, Tapah Weed
  147. Pandanus dubius (HERB)
  148. Parkia speciosa (TREE) - Petai
  149. Peltophorum pterocarpum (TREE) - Yellow Flame
  150. Persicaria odorata (HERB) - Kesum
  151. Petraeovited wolfei * (VINE) - Wolfe's Vine, Nong Nooch Vine
  152. Phacelophrynium maximum (HERB) - Isip (Kelabit)
  153. Phaleria capitata * (TREE)
  154. Phoenix paludosa (PALM) - Mangrove Date Palm
  155. Pholidocarpus kingianus (PALM) - King Fan Palm
  156. Physalis peruviana (HERB) - Cape Gooseberry
  157. Pinus merkusii (TREE) - Southeast Asian Pine
  158. Piper betle (VINE) - Betel Vine, Piper Betel, Sirih
  159. Piper sarmentosum (HERB) - Pointed Pepper, Kaduk
  160. Platycerium coronarium (FERN) - Staghorn Fern 
  161. Plectranthus barbatus (HERB) - Indian Borage, Bangun-bangun
  162. Plectranthus scutellarioides - Coleus 
  163. Phyllanthus acidus (TREE) - Cermai, Gooseberry Tree
  164. Phyllanthus pectinatus (TREE) - Melaka Tree - Malaysia
  165. Podocarpus imbricatus (TREE) 
  166. Podocarpus polystachyus (TREE)
  167. Podocarpus rumphii (TREE)
  168. Pogostemon cablin (HERB) - Patchouli, Pokok Nilam
  169. Pogonatherum crinitum (SHRUB) - Bamboo Grass
  170. Polygonum minus (HERB) - Kesum
  171. Polyscias scutellaria (HERB) - Puding Semangkuk
  172. Premna serratifolia (SHRUB) - Buas-buas
  173. Psilotum nudum (FERN ALLY) - Whisk Fern
  174. Psophocarpus tetragonolobus - 4 Angled Bean, Winged Bean, Goa Bean, Kacang Botor
  175. Pterocarpus indicus (TREE) - Sena, Angsana
  176. Quisqualis indica (VINE) - Rangoon Creeper, Drunken Sailor, Akar Dani, Selimpas
  177. Rhodoleia championii (TREE) - P. Malaysia
  178. Rhodomyrtus tomentosa (SHRUB) - Kamunting, Rose Myrtle
  179. Saraca cauliflora * (TREE) - Yellow Saraca Tree, Cauliflower Tree, Hankerchief Tree
  180. Sauropus androgynus (HERB) - Sayur Manis, Sweet Leaf, Sabah Vegetable, Cekur Manis
  181. Schizostachyum brachycladum (TREE) - Lemang Bamboo - Borneo
  182. Scaphochlamys kunstleri (HERB) - Malaysia
  183. Sebasnia grandiflora (TREE) - Vegetable Hummingbird, Geti, Turi
  184. Selaginella willdenowii (FERN ALLY) - Peacock Selaginella
  185. Selaginella sp. (FERN ALLY) - Mossy Selaginella
  186. Shorea roxburghii (TREE) - Meranti Temak Nipis - Malaysia
  187. Streblus asper (TREE) - P. Malaysia
  188. Syzygium campanulatum (TREE) - Eugenia oleina, Paya Kelat 
  189. Tacca integrifolia * (SHRUB) - Bat Lily
  190. Terminalia catappa (TREE) - Sea Almond, Ketapang
  191. Tetracera scandens (VINE) - Akar Ampelas Putih
  192. Tinospora crispa (VINE) - Petawali
  193. Triphasia trifolia (TREE) - Limeberry
  194. Uraria crinita * (SHRUB) - Asian Foxtail
  195. Urena lobata (SHRUB) - Congo Jute, Pulut-pulut
  196. Vitex trifolia (SHRUB) - Common Blue Vitex, Lagundi
  197. Wedelia biflora (VINE) - Serunai Laut
  198. Wild Torch Gingers
    • Etlingera elatior * (HERB) - Bunga Kantan
    • Etlingera corneri - Rose Ginger - Malaysia
    • Etlingera hemisphaerica - Tulip Ginger
    • Etlingera maingayi - Malay Rose Ginger
  199. Wrightia religiosa * (TREE) - Water Plum Jasmine, Santalia, Melati, Jeliti, Anting Putri
  200. Zingiber spectabile (HERB) - Beehive Ginger
Notes
(1) Orchids - There are about 800 species of orchids native to Peninsular Malaysia and 2,500 in Sabah and Sarawak.

TROPICAL FRUIT TREES
  1. Annona muricata - Soursop
  2. Annona reticulata - Custard Apple
  3. Artocarpus heterophyllus - Jackfruit, Nangka
  4. Artocarpus integer - Cempedak
  5. Artocarpus odoratissimus - Tarap - Borneo
  6. Averrhoa bilimbi - Belimbing
  7. Baccaurea angulata - Tampoi Belimbing - Borneo
  8. Baccaurea motleyana - Rambai
  9. Barringtonia racemosa - Putat
  10. Citrus hystrix - Kaffir lime, limau purut
  11. Citrus x limon - Lemon
  12. Citrus maxima* (Syn: C. grandis) - Pomelo, Pummelo, Shaddock, Limau Bali
  13. Citrus reticulata - Mandarin, Tangerine, Satsuma
  14. Dimorcarpus longan var. malesianus - Longan, Mata Kucing.
  15. Durio spp- Durian
  16. Eugenia aquea - Water Jambu
  17. Garcinia atroviridis - Asam Gelugor
  18. Glycosmis pentaphylla -Merapi
  19. Litchi chinensis - Lychee
  20. Mangifera caesia - Macang
  21. Mangifera foetida (Mangifera horsfieldii) - Bachang
  22. Mangifera indica - Mango (Tropical Asia)
  23. Mangifera odorata - Kwini
  24. Morinda citrifolia - Indian Mulberry, Noni, Mengkudu
  25. Musa spp* - Banana
  26. Musa x paradisiaca 'Pisang Mas' - Banana
  27. Nephelium lappaceum * - Rambutan or 'Tico Berry'
  28. Pometia pinnata - Kasai
* Click to visit the links to my post about these plants.

Web definition (Wikipedia) : Native plant is a term to describe plants endemic (indigenous) or naturalized to a given area in geologic time while Indigenous Plants are those that originated from a particular geographical area.

26 comments:

  1. Hi ,
    I would be visiting Kuala Lumpur in a month. I live in india and would love to buy kaffir lime, lemon grass, thai lemon basil and galangal during my visit to KL. can you please suggest me from where can I but these also how long can I store them in the refrigerator?
    These ingredients are not easily available in my country so are there any nurseries that sell the above plant saplings or seeds? I would love to carry them back to india and grow them in my garden so that I can use them in thai dishes.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Karishma,
      You can buy those ingredients at our supermarkets, hypermarkets or wet markets. I am not sure if they are allowed by customs/immigration dept people to be taken back into your country.

      On nurseries, you can check them out in Sungei Buloh. The link is here:
      http://mygardendirectory.blogspot.com/p/selangor-green-lane.html

      You can also join my facebook gardening club here:
      https://www.facebook.com/groups/mynicegardenchat/

      Delete
    2. Karishma, Welcome to Malaysia :)

      Delete
  2. Hello there, do you know where can I get seeds or see the endemic plants of Malaysia like the pitcher and so on?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Akshay, I'm sorry I can't help you on the source for endemic plants but you can buy pitcher plants from Sg Buloh - Selangor Green Lane:
      http://mygardendirectory.blogspot.com/p/selangor-green-lane.html

      Delete
  3. Hi,
    I stumbled upon your blog while searching for bunga telang. I am born and raised in KL and missed the flower and its color for dye. I currently live in California. I am visiting KL next year, any chance of meeting you and a view of your lovely garden. I promise not to steal your flowers:)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Melinda, why not? I will be looking forward to meeting you. Do keep in touch with me via Facebook or my email address: mynicegardenblog(at)gmail.com

      Delete
  4. Hi,
    I'm looking for Labisia Fatimah plantlet. May I know how many species do you have in your nursery.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Nik, This is not a nursery but a gardening blog.

      Delete
  5. hi i was wondering where can i get a sapling of a pinkish myrtle tree.
    is it a common treee to find in malaysia

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ethan, it depends on what species of myrtle tree you have in mind.

      Delete
  6. Out of this list, are there any succulents? I would like to find out if there are any succulent plants that are native to SE Asia, Malaysia, or Indonesia. Thanks.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. In the above list, Aeschynanthes can be considered as a succulent. It has succulent leaves.

      Delete
  7. Hi do you have Cosmos caudatus (ulam raja) / king salad in secret garden?
    I mean the plant with flower?
    Thank you.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Imanojoel, yes Cosmos caudatus is grown at the Secret Garden. It is flowering now.

      Delete
    2. No, I don't have any seeds for sale.

      Delete
    3. Okay,thank you very much for your feedback,will visit the garden soon. Which area can I find the cosmos in the garden?

      Delete
  8. Hi do you have andrographis paniculata?

    ReplyDelete
  9. Do you have vernonia amygdalina as well?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Imanjoel, I'm sorry I don't sell plants.

      Delete
  10. hi there
    I am from Penang and i am looking for Roase of Siam do you by any chance have it
    Ive several ginger in my garden and heliconias as well as locals 016 6659026

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Rose of Siam - do you mean Etlingera corneri? I'm sorry I don't have it.

      Delete
  11. we are a landscape company in penang and are looking for phyllanthus pectinatus trees - 4.5m OH qty = 29 nos
    anyone can recommend / help ?? pls write : jllandscape18@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  12. Where can get Lee Kuan Yew plant in Selangor?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Elaine, if you are referring to the Vernonia elliptica which is nicknamed the "Lee Kuan Yew plant", you can try to search for it in Sg Buloh - Selangor Green Lane or near old Sg Buloh hospital area.

      Delete

Words are like the voice of the heart... Confucius

Note: If you are unable to comment on my latest post, click on the post title to reopen the post and try writing your comments again. Comments under "Anonymous" will be automatically treated as spam if no name is included.

LinkWithin

Blog Widget by LinkWithin