A small clumping shrub to 60cm from Papua New Guinea where it is commonly eaten as a leafy green vegetable. The dark glossy green leaves with a yellow stripe do not look like a mushroom, but the flavour is similar. High in calcium, chlorophyll and vitamin C this plant has many benefits beyond the kitchen.
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Availability date: 19/02/2013
OTHER COMMON NAMES
Rungia, Acanth Greens, Malomolo, Ten Shombay, Moku, Tani, Kenkaba, Ainbe
Highlands of Papua New Guinea
Tropical perennial evergreen shrub growing to 60cm. Can be grown as an annual in cooler climates but does not tolerate frost, drought or waterlogging. Enjoys part shade and will grow in full sun with moist free draining soil.
The leaf and stem can be picked fresh and eaten raw, or cooked as you would spinach.
|Size||Small shrub (to 1m)|
|Harvest Season||Year round|