Neem leaves and flowers buds

Azadirachta indica – The neem tree

Azadirachta indica, commonly known as neem, nimtree, is a tree in the mahogany family Meliaceae. It is native to the Indian subcontinent and most of the countries in Africa, but also occurs in mainland Southeast Asia. In Vietnam, it is known as sầu đâu among other local names. Scientific name: Azadirachta indica Family: Meliaceae Genus:

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Rubus alceifolius

Vietnamese raspberries and brambles

Bramble is a generic term for a shrub, usually in the genus Rubus of the rose family, which grows blackberries, raspberries, or dewberries. The raspberry is the edible fruit of a multitude of bramble species in the genus Rubus. A main difference between raspberries and blackberries is that when picked, the center of raspberry fruit

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Box bean seeds

The Sea Beans or Box Beans

Entada is a genus of woody climbers in the pea family, Fabaceae. The genus Entada is derived from the Portuguese word dentado, meaning ‘​toothed’. Entada species are known for exceptionally large and long seedpods. Their seeds are buoyant and survive lengthy journeys via rivers and ocean currents, to eventually wash up on tropical beaches. So

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Syzygium cumini fruits

Syzygium cumini – The Black Plum

Syzygium cumini is an evergreen tropical tree in the flowering plant family Myrtaceae (the myrtle family), and favored for its fruit, timber, and ornamental value. It is native to South Asia and Southeast Asia. Family: Myrtaceae Genus: Syzygium Species: Syzygium cumini English names: black plum, Java plum, Malabar plum, jamun, jambolan Vietnamese: trâm, trâm mốc,

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Uvaria dulcis fruits

Uvaria dulcis

Uvaria dulcis is a species of woody climbing vine in the Annonaceae (custard apple) family. It is native to mainland Southeast Asia, and some islands of Indonesia. In Vietnam, Uvaria dulcis can be found in Central Highlands, Central and southern Vietnam. It’s called dũ dẻ or dũ dẻ trâu. Family: Annonaceae Genus: Uvaria Species: Uvaria

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