Friday, June 6, 2014

New entry: Phyllantus Acidus, the Iba of Northern Philippines

I find it surprising that the Iba (Averoha bilimbi) of Negros and Southern Philippines is not the Iba or Bankiling known in Northern Philippines. Both trees produces fruits used as souring agents in dishes. Both trees have drooping leaves and the Bankiling can be recognized from afar due to its yellowing leaves. We thank Vicky Abay for recognizing immediately the photo we posted in our Facebook group. Click on Handbook of Philippine Plants and Flowers for our interactive medium on Philippine Plants, trees and flowers.

Plant/flower Phyllanthus acidus
Common Name bankiling, karamay,iba, star gooseberry, Indian gooseberry, Malay gooseberry, Otaheite gooseberry
Photographer Ernesto P. Adorio
Location UP Diliman, Quezon City
Camera Fujifilm HS50EXR
Photo Date
Post Date June 6, 2014
Reference Wikipedia StuartXchange
AcknowledgementID:Vicky Abay

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