Common Name: Papalo Quelite
Growing plant in Java
Photograph by: Wie146
Papalo Quelite is an erect, usually rather sparsely branched annual plant growing 20 - 100cm tall[
]. All parts of the plant are malodorous[
The edible leaves are often used locally in salads and cooked dishes[
]. They are sometimes sold in local markets.
A weed of disturbed soils[
]. Brushy rocky slopes or plains, most often in sandy soil, frequently on sandbars along streams, at elevations of 200 - 1,200 metres[
Leaves - raw or cooked. They can be added to salads or cooked as a flavouring in foods such as stews and salsa[
]. They are said to make a delicious salsa with tomatoes, onions and chilli[
]. The leaves have a very distinctive pungent aroma and flavour which has been compared to cilantro (Coriandrum sativum)[
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