Mucuna holtonii - seeds


Mucuna holtonii - seeds

Vine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersIrritatingEthnomedical plant.
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Chandelier vine. Mucuna holtonii is a very interesting rare species of Jade vine, pollinated by bats when a triangular flower petal reflects precise sound wave signals to guide the bats to the nectar. Bats are able to detect if the flowers have nectar using echolocation. After an initial bat visit during which nectar is removed, the petals are arranged in a different manner!
It is a beautiful and robust woody vine native to Central America, and the northern part of South America. The 'chandelier' cluster of two-inch-long, whitish-green flowers hang on very long peduncles.
The seeds are very large, round, and flat and have a high concentration of L-dopa (a toxic amino acid). They are extremely buoyant and well adapted for ocean dispersal, traveling from continent to continent. The thick hard coating gives them many years of viability.
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