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bloodberry, coral berry, pigeonberry, rouge plant

Rivina humilis

Description:

Small white flowers give rise to bright red berries on this small herbaceous plant with lanceolate leaves. Native to North, Central and South America and West Indies. It is widely naturalized in Indo-Malesia and the Pacific Islands. In Australia it invades rainforest margins and shady places and in other islands like Fiji, it occurs in coastal areas and along roadsides. ( http://www.sanbi.org/information/infobas... )

Habitat:

Growing amongst garden ornamentals in several spots in a large semi-urban yard & garden in the equatorial tropics of northern New Guinea.

8 Comments

Asief Abdi
Asief Abdi 8 years ago

Ya, in Indonesia this plant called "getih-getihan" (because the colour like the blood),

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

Going with your suggestion, Asief Abdi, thanks.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

Nice series,

starleaf
starleaf 8 years ago

My plant has longer leaves like yours too.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

Thanks. I looked at that but the leaves on my specimens are so much longer and sharper...e.g. http://www.henriettesherbal.com/pictures... But Maybe!

Asief Abdi
Asief Abdi 8 years ago

I think Rivina humilis, haha...

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

I looked for about 2 hours on the internet to try and ID it. I found it...but with no name attached! I've also seen it on PN unidentified :-(

starleaf
starleaf 8 years ago

I would really love to know the ID too. The same plant just "appeared" in one of the potted plants last year. I thought that was the last I'd see it but few sprouted again after a break. They are a sight to behold because of the small red berries. So far, I haven't seen any insects (besides ants & mealybugs) or birds go near this plant.

Scott Frazier
Spotted by
Scott Frazier

Indonesia

Spotted on Feb 19, 2012
Submitted on Mar 22, 2012

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