Friday, April 15, 2011

ubi badak, doing twist

Ubi badak, a luxury, a friend Sofian put it. With purple tuber inside,  ubi badak make it clear they don't wish to hide the royal colour, purple. There is always purple somewhere. The leaves cant help it, the young leaves  have to turn green quick to join with the rest of the green world for photosynthesis.



But ubi badak is good at twist
&
rock and roll too!

Ubi Badak

Ubi Badak

Ubi Badak

Ubi badak

Ubi Badak

Ubi Badak

Ubi Badak

Ubi Badak

Ubi Badak

Ubi Badak


Just wonder how ubi badak put purple all over its body 
and twist its stem at will.

Earlier post on ubi badak 
April 1, 2011: on the ground


bangchik and kakdah
tanah merah

14 comments:

  1. A beautiful plant, love the twisting vines.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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  2. Since most of what you grow is for eating I'm guessing the Ubi Badak may be eaten raw like maybe with salads.
    Sure is a pretty climbing plant.

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  3. Ubi Badak has many purple pigmentation perhaps! hahahha... Very beautiful vine which can be kept as ornamental plant!

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  4. Nice shots you have there Bangchik. If you will let them be mature enough for the whole year till they retire, you will notice they will produce some very small tubers like big marbles on the vines. These can be future seed materials. And they can be eaten too!

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  5. i made a kuih talam using ubi badak once.nice taste and lovely purple coolour

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  6. there is somehow, somewhere a purple. nice.

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  7. Ubi badak really now how to twist dance.

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  8. A rhinoceros potato plant? This is so graceful and different from the rhino ;>). Bangchik, I have received the roselle seeds already. Thank you very much!

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  9. Would be nice to look at the ubi later on... keep us posted...

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  10. ~Muddy Boot Dreams
    They keep on twisting, probably to provide some slack..., like spring.

    ~Patsi
    Its grown for tuber which is rather large, a few kilos size.

    ~Malar
    Should be perfect as ornamental.. I agree.

    ~Theanne and Baron
    Yeap, being purplish is extremely beautiful... but the most unusual part is ubi badak essentially a vine with large tuber in the ground when it dry out.

    ~Andrea
    A friend mentioned about ubi badak producing fruits before it dry out.. Can be eaten?.. that's fine.

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  11. ~norliahira
    Thanks for visiting. Kakdah kata dia dah lupa macam mana nak buat kueh talam....

    ~James Missier
    It should be a nice colour for dye, if we can extract that.

    ~Malay-Kadazan girl
    And ubi badak does twist dance effortlessly... so natural. tak kekuk pun.

    ~Autumn Belle
    About roselle, germinate them one seed in each pot. It is almost 100% success rate. I wonder why it is named after rhino. Probably Rhino's food in the wild. Or it is way to describe ubi as big as rhino...

    ~Lrong
    Hi, I hope you doing fine there. Too common in kelantan, but very rare in the west coast... sure, I will keep posting.

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  12. Currently im doing my master regarding this plant..I have to do germplasm collection and also anatomical studies of this species. everyday I have to take care of this plant..and I do have abaout 75 collected accession of ubi badak..in Terengganu they called this ubi besar..but most people said the white flesh is favorable compared t the purple one.

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  13. Lavender Rhea Hana
    Thanks for the visit, it's great to know someone is doing research on ubi badak. I am not into the scientific elements, I just marvel at the plant, the colour, the climbing habit....its ability to handle weather changes.., and finally to see what ubi badak can offer as it bows to the light of days...

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