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Zornia latifolia (Maconha Brava)

Leaves, Whole from Thailand (SKU 2258)

Zornia leaves, whole. Ethically wild harvested, from Thailand.

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Zornia latifolia is an perennial herb belonging to the Leguminosae (Pea family). Often grown as a tropical pasture legume. Zornia diphylla is a synonym of Z. latifolia. A perennial, tap-rooted herb. Stems 20-50 cm long, glabrous or pubescent, with a prostrate growth habit and intense branching. Stipules lanceolate, striate, to 1 cm long. Leaves bifoliolate, leaflets lanceolate-oblong, acute at the apex, glabrous or pubescent, 1-4 cm long. Inflorescence a terminal peduncled spike, flowers alternate, 1-35 per inflorescence, bractlets stipuliform, up to 1.5 cm long, nearly enclosing the flower. Calyx hyaline, 4 mm long, ciliate. Petals yellow, approximately 1 cm long. Pods 2-8 jointed, shortly beaked, more or less spiny, pubescent, the inferior margin deeply crenate , the superior margin nearly straight, joints rounded, 2-3 mm long and wide. 770,000 seeds/kg.

Native to: South America: Argentina (north of latitude 35°S), Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela. Chief habitats are open fields and grassy areas.

This natural product is delivered with no expressed or implied fitness for any specific purpose. It is simply a raw botanical specimen.
The product is packaged as botanical specimen and is not intended, branded, labelled, or marketed as a consumer product.

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