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. 

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