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Family: FABACEAE 

 Entada leptostachya
 


Photo from Giromagi.com.

 
Author:   Hermann August Theodor Harms, 1915
Family:  Fabaceae
Origin:  Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, (Madagascar?)
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  14 Centimetres
Height:  3-10 Metres
Flower:  Yellowish White
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Might be: Entadopsis leptostachya, Georg Cufodontis, 1969.

The caudex from Giromagi.com.
   This member of the Fabaceae family was given this name by Hermann August Theodor Harms in 1915. It is found in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Tanzania, (and some claim Madagascar, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to 14 centimetres in diameter, the entire climbing plant to 3 or even 10 metres in height. The flowers are yellowish white.

The genera name is a Malabar name used by van Rheede for the genus of giant seeds that float across the Atlantic Ocean to wash up on the shores of northwest Europe. The species name is from leptos, meaning 'thin' and stachya, meaning 'spike' and then Latinized and meaning "slender-spiked".


The flower by Monique F. Randriatsivery (MBG).