20 January 2012
I found this plant in a roadside garden some months back; the lady calls it "sinukuan" and until now, that's the only information I have. No search has yielded even a confirmation, all the more a scientific name. I have no clue how it will grow; whether it will be a small tree or more shrub-like or whatever. It has small yellow bead-like fruits lining the underside of the stems.
But one of my neighbors recognize it; in fact he taught me that the leaves are an antiseptic and can be rubbed into a small wound or cut to stop bleeding. I've tried it and it does work! They don't know the name of the plant though, and they've not heard of sinukuan either.
Does anyone recognize it?