leptopus Hook. & Arn.
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Keywords in this picture :
- Lamina leaf blade
- Leaf blade margin
- Leaf parts
- Flower part
- Flower & fruit
- Plant parts
- Climbing device
Places where this species can be found :
- Happy Hill - GRENADA
DescriptionClimber, with tendrils from stems, adjacent to leaves; Leaves heart-shaped, petiole >1cm long 3-9 x 3-6cm; plant often covered in mauve or bright pink flowers.
Interestfrom Gk, anti, in place of, and polygonon, knot-weed. The leaves are used in the Caribbean for poultices for boils and swellings. Tea from the leaves are used for hypertension, diavetes, flu and menstrual pains (Politi, 1996). Flowers are visited for nectar by bees
CollectorW.D. Hawthorne, D.Jules
LocationThe Fence Graveyard, Happy Hill. Graveyard overlooking sea at top of cliff, dominated by large Ceiba tree.
NotesClimber with Mauve-purple flowers, coating vegetation to c 8m.