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Keywords in this picture :
- Lamina leaf blade
- Spines prickles etc
- Leaf parts
- Surface details
- Flower & fruit
- Parts of compound lvs
- Plant parts
Places where this species can be found :
- St. Georges - GRENADA
- Botanic Garden - GRENADA
DescriptionTree with opposite compound leaves, winged rachis, 5 leaflets, 2 thorns at leaf base.
InterestIts Latin scientific name comes from the military pharmacist Parmentier, who was responsible for introducing the potato in France Medicinal, anti-diabteic and for chest complaints. "Turi" has been part of traditional medicine of indigenous Mexican communities since ancient times. The Aztecs used it for Renal Diseases, Dropsy, Gastric Indigestion, Colds, and Ear infections. They drank daily a tea made from 50 grams of Cuajilote Leaves in 1 Liter of Water. For Ear infections they soaked a Cotton ball in this mixture and inserted in the Ear.
CollectorW.D. Hawthorne, D.Jules
LocationIn urban hedgerow near botanic gardens.
NotesMain Stem 4-5m with short, horizontal, v. parallel side branches. Leaves sub-opposite; with vicious spines; some leaves with 4 leaflets, most trifoliate; fruits narrowly ovoid, c 10cm long ?incompletely developed, and strongly winged.