ensiformis (L.) DC.
Engraving from H.Sloane (1707 Jamaican voyage... )
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Places where this species can be found :
- Grenada - GRENADA
DescriptionTwinig annual to 1m; Lflets almost glabrous; pods 35-40cm long. Contain the enzyme
InterestGreen manure, stock feed, and for human food, although unripe seeds are toxic , safe when heated (Mabberley). Contain the enzyme Urease, which releases ammonia from Urine. Insecticidal and fungicidal chemicals within. Much recent research on realising agrofrestry etc potential.