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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

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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Swietenia mahagoni, West Indian Mahogany

Swietenia mahagoni

West Indian Mahogany
Family: Meliaceae
Origin: Caribbean, southern Florida
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunRegular waterSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Swietenia mahagoni is the species from which the true original mahogany wood was produced. Mahogany is a semi-deciduous tree which loses its old leaves at the end of winter just as the new growth is beginning.



Swietenia mahagoni, West Indian Mahogany
Swietenia mahagoni, West Indian Mahogany
Swietenia mahagoni, West Indian Mahogany


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Swinglea glutinosa, Aegle decandra, Limonia glutinosa, Glutinous swinglea, Tabog

Swinglea glutinosa, Aegle decandra, Limonia glutinosa

Glutinous swinglea, Tabog
Family: Rutaceae
Origin: Philippines
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate 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.

Swinglea glutinosa is a small tropical tree from the Rutaceae family. Brought to South America from SE Asia, it is used as ornamental plant in Colombia and as a natural barrier in rural area and gardens. S. glutinosa possesses fruits, which are not edible, but have an extraordinary pleasant smell.

It is a subtropical plant, it grows up to an altitude of 5000 ft where the temperature rises to 100F in summer and drops to 20F in the winter, and prolonged droughts occur.

S. glutinosa is said to do best on rich, well-drained soil. The tree has no exacting cultural requirements, doing well with a minimum of fertilizer and irrigation.





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Syagrus botryophora, Pati Queen Palm

Syagrus botryophora

Pati Queen Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Brazil
Small tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeModerate waterPalm or palm-like

Syagrus botryophora is a gorgeous palm, it has a fairly thin trunk, and the numerous fronds are gracefully arranged. Unfortunately, this palm, though now not uncommon in its native habitat, may someday face extinction due to the destruction of the forest in which it grows, as the forest canopy on which young plants depend for cover has almost been completely eradicated.




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Syagrus coronata, Cocos coronata, Licury Palm, Ouricury Palm

Syagrus coronata, Cocos coronata

Licury Palm, Ouricury Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Brazil
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunRegular waterPalm or palm-like

Tall with single trunk and a large head of feathery leaves. Suited for Indoors, good for patios and verandas when small. It is a very attractive and fast growing palm and easy to grow in a sunny position with good drainage. Can be shifted even when large. Very easy palm with great decorative effect. Need to remove dead leaves every year. Well-drained acidic soils. Alkaline soils should be avoided. Not affected by lethal yellowing disease. Vulnerable toganoderma butt rot.



Syagrus coronata, Cocos coronata, Licury Palm, Ouricury Palm
Syagrus coronata, Cocos coronata, Licury Palm, Ouricury Palm


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Syagrus Hybrids, Syagrus costae, Syagrus fexuosa, Syagrus picrophylla, Syagrus
Syagrus picrophylla

Syagrus Hybrids, Syagrus costae, Syagrus fexuosa, Syagrus picrophylla

Syagrus
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterPalm or palm-like

Syagrus X costae - a hybrid of coronata / oleracea.



Syagrus Hybrids, Syagrus costae, Syagrus fexuosa, Syagrus picrophylla, Syagrus
Syagrus picrophylla
Syagrus Hybrids, Syagrus costae, Syagrus fexuosa, Syagrus picrophylla, Syagrus
Syagrus flexuosa (Brazil)
Syagrus Hybrids, Syagrus costae, Syagrus fexuosa, Syagrus picrophylla, Syagrus
Syagrus costae


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Syagrus romanzoffiana, Syagrus romanzoffianum, Arecastrum romanzzoffianum, Cocos australis, Cocos plumosa, Queen Palm

Syagrus romanzoffiana, Syagrus romanzoffianum, Arecastrum romanzzoffianum, Cocos australis, Cocos plumosa

Queen Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: South America
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPalm or palm-likeSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

It is a very attractive and fast growing palm and easy to grow in a sunny position with good drainage. Can be shifted even when large. Propagation: Fresh seeds in 2-4 months. Very easy palm with great decorative effect. best when planteed in groups or 2 or 3. Maintenance Moderate, need to remove dead leaves every year.





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Syagrus schizophylla, Cocos schizophylla, Arikuryroba schizophylla, Arikury Palm

Syagrus schizophylla, Cocos schizophylla, Arikuryroba schizophylla

Arikury Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Eastern Brazil
Small tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeModerate waterDry conditionsPalm or palm-likeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

It grows near the sea. Growth rate: Slow. Salt tolerance: Very tolerant. Drought tolerance: Resistant. Minimum temperature: 27F.



Syagrus schizophylla, Cocos schizophylla, Arikuryroba schizophylla, Arikury Palm
Syagrus schizophylla, Cocos schizophylla, Arikuryroba schizophylla, Arikury Palm


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Syagrus stenopetala, Syagrus

Syagrus stenopetala

Syagrus
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Venezuela
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterOrnamental foliagePalm or palm-like


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Sympagis maculata, Strobilanthes maculatus, Green Shield

Sympagis maculata, Strobilanthes maculatus

Green Shield
Family: Acanthaceae
Origin: India
Small shrub 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterOrnamental foliage

Sympagis maculata, Strobilanthes maculatus, Green Shield
Sympagis maculata, Strobilanthes maculatus, Green Shield
Sympagis maculata, Strobilanthes maculatus, Green Shield


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