Engraving from H.Sloane (1707 Jamaican voyage... )
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Places where this species can be found :
- Lance aux Epines - GRENADA
- Mt. Hartman Estate - GRENADA
- Botanic Garden - GRENADA
Description3-5 lobed with glandular hairs. Cordate, glandular teeth. Stipules dissected. Petals purple.
InterestA yellow brown substance in the pith of old stems cures headaches by causing sneezes. (Dalziel, 1948). Sloane, referring to its use in Jamaica in the 1680s, called it 'the most general remedy of the poorer sort in the dry belly-ache', stating the dose as a decoction of 7-21 leaves (in Burkill, 1935).