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Swartzia madagascariensis, Bobgunnia madagascariensis, Snake Bean Plant
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Swartzia madagascariensis, Bobgunnia madagascariensis

Snake Bean Plant
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Origin: South Africa
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterWhite, off-white flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Deciduous plantPoisonous or toxicSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This small, tropical tree can grow to 10-20 feet tall and prefers full sun and moderate amounts of water. The Mature plants are cold hardy to at least 30s F for a short time. The plant is suitable for USDA Zone 9-11.

In terms of growing and plant care, Swartzia madagascariensis can tolerate a variety of soils. It needs plenty of water but should be allowed to dry out somewhat in between waterings. It can take bright full sunlight, but it will benefit from some protection from the hottest part of the day during the hottest months of the year. Prune in late winter or early spring, before new growth emerges. In cold regions, it's best to grow it in a pot and bring it indoors for winter or place it in an area with some protection from the cold or wind. If this is done, the plant should be placed in a bright room, with plenty of light, and watered regularly.


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Swartzia (Bobgunnia ) madagascariensis - seeds

Snake Bean Plant. Bobgunnia madagascariensis is a small deciduous tree. Pretty flowers with one large white petal and a mass of orange yellow stamens, are sweetly scented. The plant has large pods that turn dark when ripe and contain an unidentified toxin. Poison composed of the roasted seeds and innards of the beetle Diamphidia nigroornata is applied to the arrows of the Bushmen. Seeds, fruits and stem bark are also used in fishing by poisoning in Africa. Medicinal plant.
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