Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Passion-Flower Family Plant: Ramgoat Dashalong (Turnera ulmifolia)

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Common names:
English: Ramgoat Dashalong, Sage Rose, Sage-Rose, Sundrops, West Indian-Holly, Yellow Alder, Yellow Buttercups, Yellow-Alder
German: Großblättrige Damiana
Indonesian: Bunga Pukul Delapan
Portuguese: Albina

Turnera ulmifolia, the Yellow Alder, is a species of plant of family Passifloraceae, native to Mexico and the West Indies. A recent study found that yellow alder potentiated the antibiotic activity against methicillin – resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

There are a few of these medicinal plants in the side yard at home in Pasar Rebo, East Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Scientific Classification of Ramgoat Dashalong (Turnera ulmifolia)
Kingdom Plantae Haeckel, 1866 – Plants
Subkingdom TracheobiontaVascular plants
Superdivision SpermatophytaSeed plants
Division (Phylum) Magnoliophyta - Cronquist, Takhtajan & W. Zimmermann, 1966 - Flowering Plants
Class Magnoliopsida Brongniart, 1843 – Dicotyledons
Order Order Malpighiales C. Martius, 1835
Family Passifloraceae A.L. de Jussieu ex Roussel, 1806, nom. cons. - Passion-Flower family
Subfamily Turneroideae (Kunth ex A.P. de Candolle, 1828) Eaton, 1836
Genus Turnera C. Linnaeus, 1753
Species T. ulmifolia
Botanical/Scientific name: Turnera ulmifolia Linnaeus

references:
  • en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turnera_ulmifolia
  • en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Scientific_classification
  • taxonomicon.taxonomy.nl/TaxonTree.aspx?id=96851&tree=0.1
  • www.biolib.cz/en/taxonposition/id210569/
  • zipcodezoo.com/Plants/T/Turnera_ulmifolia/
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With White Alder Flower                 With (white) Rose Periwinkle

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With (Red) Rose Periwinkle

Photos of  Ramgoat Dashalong  (Turnera ulmifolia) Flowers were taken using a camera phone Sony Ericsson K800i in Pasar Rebo, East Jakarta, Indonesia.

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2 comments:

kanak7 said...

Your photos are superb!! Loved seeing these amazing blooms and insects on your page! Will surely drop by again!!

daisugi said...

Thanks kanak7 for your support :-)

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