National Tropical Botanical Garden staff made a gift to the monastery today. A rare vine Entada phaseoloides
It has the world’s largest seedpod. These are small ones! Thanks to NTBG, a great tropical resource.
Its giant seeds are called Matchbox Seeds and are said to be medicinally important, especially for digestive ailments. It’s a rare vine, with some fragrance, one we have never been able to find even on the Web where you can find pretty much anything in the known universe.
Archives are now available through 2001. Light colored days have no posts. 1998-2001 coming later.