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Places where this species can be found :
- St. Georges - GRENADA
DescriptionHerb to 1.5m, densely hairy; stipules 5mm;
InterestGk krotalon, a rattle - reference to the seeds rattling in the inflated pods. Flowers and unrioe fruits are used as an abortefacient in Paraguay, where the pods are a magic cure for mute and stuttering children (Hanum & Van der Maesen, 1997).
CollectorW.D. Hawthorne, D.Jules
LocationIn secondart vegetation, at mouth of St. John's river near bridge, sea and stadium.
Notes2m treelet; castanet-rattly pods, softly hairy when green, turning black. Flowers yellow.