Jade Vine

Scientific Name : Strongylodon macrobotrys A.Gray   Family : LEGUMINOSAE-PAPILIONOIDEAE

พวงหยก Phuang yok

Woody climber.  Leaves trifoliate, the middle leaflet largest; ovate to elliptic, 10-20 by 5-7 cm; glabrous, apex acute, base cuneate; margin entire.  Inflorescence large raceme, axillary, drooping, 50-70 cm long, many flowers.  Flowers jade-green colour, pea-shaped, 5-6 cm long; calyx pale purplish, cup-shaped; petals 5, irregular; standard upright, broadly ovate, bend backward; wings oblong; keels oblong, curved with beak; stamens 10.  Fruit a flat legume, 15 cm long, breaking off longitudinally when mature; seeds 3-10, brown colour.

 

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