Martynia annua (Martyniaceae) - small-fruited devil's claw Seed
Seed from the Kew Millennium Seed Bank collection at Wakehurst, outside London in the UK.
Martynia annua (Martyniaceae) - small-fruited devil's claw, cat's claw (not to be confused with Uncaria (Rubiaceae) which is also called cat's claw); native of Mexico, introduced and naturalized elsewhere in the tropics worldwide; a 'devil's claw' whose seed capsules resemble the upper jaw and fangs of a pit viper. Guatemalans use the sticky leaves of this plant to remove lice from fowl.
- ©Jim Richardson
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