obtusifolia (L.) Irwin & Barneby
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- Beausejour Bay - GRENADA
Description2-3 pairs obovate lflets; gland on rachis between lowest pair of leafelts only. Yellow flowers in pairs; pods slightly 4-angled with 20-24 seeds.
InterestThe leaves are used as a vegetable in Malaysia, but are purgative. Known as 'fawal a meat substitute (20% protein) in Sudan Disar (J, Econ Bot, 1984).
CollectorW.D. Hawthorne, D.Jules
LocationNear Valley end swamp close to sea, swampy and muddy. Zanthoxylum, Casearia guianensis, Tabernaemontana citrifolia, Hura crepitans. On ruins of old rum distillery.
NotesGrowing over walls, but common weedy climber all over lowlands of island. Flowers yellow. Fruits can be sucked but not greatly relished. Tea made from leaves cold cure, tasting of cucumbers.