ACANTHACEAE – Asystasia – Asystasia gangetica – Asystasia travancorica (hort)

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ACANTHACEAE ACAPANTHUS FAMILY Agapanthaceae includes a single genus of bulbous herbs from South Afica. Agapanthus was previously included in Alliaceae or liliaceae. Asystasia Asystasia includes approximately 70 species of perennial herbs and subshrubs from tropical Africa, India, and Asia. Asystasia gangetica has become widely nuturalized and is invasive in many coastal areas of the tropics.…


AIZOACEAE – Aptenia – Aptenia cordifolia

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AIZOACEAE Ice – plant family Carpet – weed family Aizoaceae includes approximately 125 genera of succulent berbs and subshrubs, which are widely distributed in subtropical areas with winter rainfall, with greatest diversity in southwestern Africa. Some are adapted for survival in extremely arid regions where they receive moisture only in the form of ocean mist. Enthusiasts…


Alliaceae – Tulbaghia -Tulbaghia violaceae

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Alliaceae Onion family Alliaceae includes 19 genena of usually bulbous perennial herbs, which  are widely distributed in tropical and temperate regions. This group is closely related to the amaryllis family. Amaryllidaceae. It includes pungent culinary herbs such as onions, garlic, chives, shallots and leeks. The characteristic aroma emanates from sulfur compounds. Several species are grown…


AMARYLLIDACEAE – Eucharis

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AMARYLLIDACEAE AMARYLLIS FAMILY Amaryllidaceae includes approxi- mately 50 general of seasonally dor-mant and evergreen herbs widely distributed from mild temperate to tropical regions. Some genera are frequently, but incorrectly, referred to as lilies. of several distinctions from the family liliaceae, perhaps the most readily recognized are the slight bilateral symmetry of the flower, a bent…


Malpighiaceae – Bunchosia

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Malpighiaceae  Barbados cherry family Malpighia family Malpighiaceae includess approximately 66 genera of woody climbers, trees, and shrubs from the tropics, with greatest diversity in tropical America. Leaves are simple, opppsite, usually with paired glands on the petioles or near the base of the blade. They characteristically have T – shaped, occasionally irritating hairs. Flowers are usually bisexual, bilaterally…


APOCYNACEAE- Tabernaemontana

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APOCYNACEAE Oleander family Apocynaceae includes approxi-mately 355 genera of herbs, shrubs, trees, and climbers distributed wordwide, with greatest diversity  in the tropics. Characteristics in-clude a milky latex sap and complex flowers. Recent cevisions include the genera traditionally segregated in to Asclepiadaceae in this family. For the convenience of readers more familiar with this arrange –…


APOCYNACEAE-ADENIUM

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APOCYNACEAE Oleander family Apocynaceae includes approxi-mately 355 genera of herbs, shrubs, trees, and climbers distributed wordwide, with greatest diversity  in the tropics. Characteristics in-clude a milky latex sap and complex flowers. Recent cevisions include the genera traditionally segregated in to Asclepiadaceae in this family. For the convenience of readers more familiar with this arrange –…


Increase in aqua-products in Vietnam

In the first seven months of the year, output of aqua-products was 1,425,000 tons, a 6.8 per cent increase over the same period last year, with July alone showing an increase of 217,000 tons. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said that fishermen are happy as they continue to rake profits despite four storms…


Firms want higher salt imports

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Enterprises have called for an increase in salt imports in order to maintain production output. However, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, after considering a Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development proposal, has decided to halt salt imports temporarily in order to adjust domestic salt prices. Halting salt imports is expected to encourage enterprises to…


State to pay 100 per cent of farm insurance

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The Ministry of Finance has issued a circular effective next month to guide implementation of Prime Minister’s Decision 315 on subsidising agricultural insurance for farmers to help them overcome the impacts of natural calamities and diseases. Under the two-year pilot programme, the government will pay 100 percent of the insurance premiums for poor farming households…


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