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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.DeciduousPoisonous or toxicSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

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.

The plant is used medicinally, and the toxin causes red discoloration of the urine.


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Swartzia (Bobgunnia ) madagascariensis - seeds

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