Plants (R)

Name & image of plant

Plant taxonomy



  • Reed is from the genus Typha of 30 species of flowering plants in the family Typhaceae
  • It is also known as bulrush (in British English), cattail (in American English), cumbungi (in Australia), and raupo (in New Zealand)
  • It is found in a variety of wetland habitats and its rhizomes are edible
  • Evidence suggests that its rhizomes were eaten in Europe 30,000 years ago

Renanthera Singaporeans

  • The Renanthera are a genus of large scrambling and terrestrial species of orchids found in China, Southeast Asia, New Guinea, and the Himalayas
  • The Renanthera require an intermediate to hot climate with good air movement and bright light
  • Their scrambling style of growth means they are best grown on a hanging mount or basket