Rosy Pudding Plant

Rosy Pudding Plant (Meristotheca)

Rosy Pudding Plant

Selection

Pick in shallow lagoons, on reef crests, and in tide pools.

Storage

The plant can be dried for long-term storage.

Preparation

  • Wash plant well before use.
  • Can be eaten fresh or cooked to a soft pudding texture.
  • Pairs well with lemon juice, onion, vegetables and fishwhen boiled in coconut milk.
  • (Novaczek, 2001)

Photo Source

Taiwan Biodiversity Information Facility

Rosy Pudding Plant

Rosy pudding plant grows in shallow water and at low tide often attached to coral. The blades of the plant have irregular lobes that are rubbery, fleshy, swollen, and firm with deep pink to dark red color (Novaczek, 2001).

Traditional Names
  • Palauan – char