: of, relating to, or resulting from the influence of human beings on nature

Rutaceae, Aegle marmelos, Bael fruit, matoom, Indian quince, golden apple, holy fruit, stone apple, elephant apple

Syn. Feronia pellucida, Crataeva marmelos) Bael fruit is a citrus relative. One can see the similarity in the leaves and growth habit of the tree. Bael fruit is native to […]

Oxalidaceae, Averrhoa carambola, grafted Carambola (starfruit) flowers and young fruit

The Starfruit is from Malaysia and Indonesia, now common throughout tropical Asia and the neo-tropics. Most of the world’s commercial cultivation occurs in Brazil, the West Indies, and Malaysia. The […]

Arecaceae, Areca catechu, Betel nut, Paaku, Pinang, arequier (French), Betelnusspalme (German), avellana d’India (Italian)

Areca seeds are ingested as “betel”, a combination of leaves of Piper betle, slices of fresh seed and lime (to convert alkaloids to their freebase). Betel has been enjoyed for […]

Euphorbiaceae, Sauropus androgynous, katuk

Katuk, Sauropus androgynus, a somewhat peculiar latin name. Common in Asia, Katuk is rarely found in the wild, occurring from India to Malaysia. A delicious hot weather green vegetable, widely […]

Rutaceae, Murraya koenigii, Curry tree, Southeast Asia

The curry tree originated in India and Sri Lanka where it is widely cultivated. The species has been an important part of Indian culture for hundreds, perhaps thousands of years. […]

Moraceae, Artocarpus heterophyllus, Jackfruit

Artocarpus heterophyllus The Jackfruit probably originated in India, where it has been in cultivation for hundreds, perhaps thousands of years. It is one of the most important fruit tree species […]