Friday, 30 October 2009

1001 Uses for the Jade Vine

Well just one use really, and a quick posting.

I can't condone such activities in the Tropical Centre at the Royal Botanic Gardens where the Jade Vine (Strongylodon macrobotrys) is now in spectacular flower, might look on the ground for a few flowers...
This picture was taken in Dalat, in central Vietnam.


Hort Log said...

isn't this bloom supposed to cause intense itching ?

Tim Entwisle said...

My understanding is that the leaves or sap can be mildly irritating but the flowers aren't particularly annoying (although I agree you would want to be careful shoving them up your nose too often if the sap is an irritant). There are other vines in the same family with pods covered in irritating hairs, but this isn't one of them.