Nature lovers, conservationists concerned over pitcher plant lemang

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 01 Jun 2019

A file picture of pitcher plants for sale at a market in Sarawak.

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Lemang periuk kera, or pitcher plant lemang, is becoming increasingly popular and will definitely be a sought-after delicacy during Aidilfitri celebration next week as it is said to be much tastier than bamboo-cooked lemang.

However, cooking glutinous rice in pitcher plants has raised anxiety among conservationists and nature lovers because the continuous harvest of the plant may lead to extinction of the plant species. 

Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Next In Nation

King takes part in PSD-organised golf tourney
Man drowns near Pasir Bogak Beach in Pangkor
PM congratulates Sultan of Kelantan on 54th birthday
Floods: Situation in Kedah improving, only three relief centres still open
Male tiger captured in Pos Bihai
Cops looking for vehicle involved in deadly crash that killed one teen, injured another
Only Najib can pull back support of grassroots for Umno, says Isham Jalil
Shafee says Najib seeking pardon as defence team not given chance to prepare
Pakatan-BN waiting for more info before deciding on election petition in S'gor, says MB
Selangor MB Amirudin downplays talk of getting Cabinet position

Others Also Read