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Bunga-bunga liar Malaysia
(Wild flowers of Malaysia)


Nama (Malay Name) Ara Tanah
Keluarga (Family) EUPHORBIACEAE
Nama Saintifik (Scientific Name) Euphorbia hirta
Saiz Biasa (Size) 1 cm
Nama Lain (Other Names) Hairy Spurge
Jurufoto (Photographer) CS Ooi


Photo: CS Ooi
Pokok dan bunga Ara Tanah
(Plant and flowers of the Hairy Spurge)


Nota Ringkas (Short Notes)


Pokok herba rumpai. Sama keluarga dengan pokok ara, ubi kayu dan pokok getah. Pokoknya kecil dan boleh mencapai 30 cm tinggi. Biasa dijumpa sebagai rumpai di pasu dan tepi batas kebun bunga dan sayur, bawah pokok buah-buahan serta tepi lorong. Seperti semua pokok keluarga ini, ia juga mempunyai getah putih.

A herbacious weed. It belongs to the same family as the fig, tapioca and the rubber tree. The plant is small and can attain a height of 30 cm. Commonly found as a weed in flower pots, by the side of garden and vegetable beds, under fruit trees and by the side of lanes. Like all plants of this family, it also has a white sap.


Rujukan (References)

     Pokok (Plant)

1.       Seksyen 17, Petaling Jaya, Selangor (Februari 1999)

     Buku (Books)

1.       Common Malayan Wild Flowers; M.R. Henderson; (1961);
            Longmans; London. - mukasurat (page) 49
2.       Malayan Wild Flowers - Dicotyledon; M.R. Henderson; (1954);
            Caxton Press Ltd.; Malaya. - mukasurat (page) 462


Inquiries     (Pertanyaan)
Ooi Chooi Seng P.P.N.,
259 Jalan 17/8,
46400 Petaling Jaya
January 2002