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Keywords in this picture :
- Lamina leaf blade
- Spines prickles etc
- Leaf parts
- Plant parts
Places where this species can be found :
- Morne Gazo - GRENADA
- Levera National Park - GRENADA
DescriptionClimber or Medium to large low-branched tree. Leaves opposite, alternate or often v. clustered; Young parts hairy; stems with curved spines to 1 m; Blade 2-8 x 1.5-5.5cm, deciduous; Laterals prominent Fruits with 5 rows of glands.
InterestW. Piso was a 17th Century Dutch physician. The fruits have many small hooks which can adhere to bird plumage and prevent them from flying, as in Pisonia excelsa (Malaysia), known as the bird catching tree (Dalziel, 1948)
CollectorW.D. Hawthorne, C. Hughes
LocationMid S-facing slopes of Morne Gazzo, on the lower trail system.
NotesWoody climber with stout paired sl. recurved thorns on trunk and younger shoots, pale greenish-brown at base, orange-brown at tip. Leaves: upper surface - midrib sl. raised; lower surface - translucent dotted. (RHS colour code: Leaf upper =141A, below=143C)