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Hawaiian woodrose and Ecuadorian nut vine on railing

March 30, 2008

Vegetated rail

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  1. April 8, 2013 10:08:53 pm

    Does the Ecuadorian nut vine have an edible “nut”?

    • April 11, 2013 10:08:39 pm

      Yes! its in the Euphorbiaceae family. Latin name is Plukenetia conophora. Its a long lived, heavy producing vine. Here’s a post with a more upclose photo. Unfortunately I don’t have a photo of the mature fruit, which is full of edible seeds. http://anthropogen.com/2008/03/06/ecuadorian-nut-vine-scientific-name-unknown/

      • April 11, 2013 10:08:21 pm

        Anything Euphorbiaceae that has edible properties is to be coveted Spencer. Euphorbiaceae grow on a hot tin roof with no soil😉. I might have to sell my first born (might wait till Monday, it’s his birthday tomorrow😉 ) to see if I can get some seed🙂

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