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Useful Tropical Plants

Rorippa schlechteri

(O.E.Schulz) P.Royen

Brassicaceae

+ Synonyms

Nasturtium schlechteri O.E.Schulz

Trochiscus macrocarpus Gilli

Common Name:

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General Information

Rorippa schlechteri is an erect annual to short-lived perennial herb. It produces a single, hardly branched, stems that can be 15 - 50cm tall[
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The plant is endemic to Papua New Guinea, where it is widely grown in home gardens as a leaf crop[
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Title
Ecocrop
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http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/home
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Basic information on a wide range of useful plants, plus details of environmental needs where available.
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Title
Growing Food in the Southern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea.
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Author
French B.R.
Website
http://www.learngrow.org/uploads/file/2Growing%20food%20plants%20SHP.pdf
Publisher
 
Year
1982
ISBN
 
Description
Originally compiled as a part of AFTSEMU, in a World Bank funded project in Papua New Guinea in 1982, it was made available as a pdf document in 2006.
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Australasia - New Guinea.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *  *
HabitAnnual/Perennial
Height0.50 m
Cultivation StatusCultivated

Cultivation Details

A plant of the moist tropics, where it is mainly grown at elevations from 1,000 - 2,600 metres, though it also succeeds down to sea level[
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Grows best in a sunny position, tolerating light shade[
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A first harvest can be obtained 4 - 6 weeks after sowing the seed[
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Title
Growing Food in the Southern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea.
Publication
 
Author
French B.R.
Website
http://www.learngrow.org/uploads/file/2Growing%20food%20plants%20SHP.pdf
Publisher
 
Year
1982
ISBN
 
Description
Originally compiled as a part of AFTSEMU, in a World Bank funded project in Papua New Guinea in 1982, it was made available as a pdf document in 2006.
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The plant has a taproot and does not transplant well[
716
Title
Growing Food in the Southern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea.
Publication
 
Author
French B.R.
Website
http://www.learngrow.org/uploads/file/2Growing%20food%20plants%20SHP.pdf
Publisher
 
Year
1982
ISBN
 
Description
Originally compiled as a part of AFTSEMU, in a World Bank funded project in Papua New Guinea in 1982, it was made available as a pdf document in 2006.
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Edible Uses

Leaves and young shoots - raw or cooked[
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Basic information on a wide range of useful plants, plus details of environmental needs where available.
]. Usually eaten raw, but they can also be cooked as a spinach or be added to soups[
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Title
Ecocrop
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Author
 
Website
http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/home
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Year
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ISBN
 
Description
Basic information on a wide range of useful plants, plus details of environmental needs where available.
,
716
Title
Growing Food in the Southern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea.
Publication
 
Author
French B.R.
Website
http://www.learngrow.org/uploads/file/2Growing%20food%20plants%20SHP.pdf
Publisher
 
Year
1982
ISBN
 
Description
Originally compiled as a part of AFTSEMU, in a World Bank funded project in Papua New Guinea in 1982, it was made available as a pdf document in 2006.
].

Medicinal

None known

Agroforestry Uses:

The plant is often grown on sweet potato mounds and is then harvested repeatedly until the sweet potato canopy covers the ground and smothers the plant[
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Ecocrop
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Description
Basic information on a wide range of useful plants, plus details of environmental needs where available.
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Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - sow in situ at regular intervals in order to get successive crops.
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