Sunday, August 28, 2011

Emeral Vine/Today's Flowers #51

@ mirandablue
Strongylodon macrobotrys, Emerald Vine, Jade Vine, Tayabak

A species of leguminous perennial woody vine, a native of the tropical forests of the Philippines, with stems that can reach up to 18 meters in length. A member of the Fabaceae (the pea and bean family), it is closely related to beans such as kidney bean and runner bean.  

This was taken at a pergola in Eden Nature Park, Davao City.


"You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry, don't worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way." ~ Walter Hagen


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10 comments:

Pieces of Sunshine said...

What an amazing plant!

LauraX said...

interesting vine...beautiful!

NatureFootstep said...

wow, this is one I have certainly not seen before, not even in a photo. Love it, thanks for sharing. :)

Rajesh said...

Beautiful, not seen anything like this before.

Simply Delicious said...

First time I've seen this. Thanks for sharing.

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Carver said...

Such a unique and beautiful plant.

Kim, USA said...

I like this plant, but when I was young I used to be scared with this thinking that it looks like a snake. ^_^

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Denise said...

That is so beautiful looking, very exotic and something I don't get to see and have never seen before. Thank you for introducing it to me.

Carletta said...

The color is very unique!

eden said...

Wow, this is so beautiful. Love the colour.