Pot Size: 15 litre
Description: One of our collections gathered in Sikkim in 2002, of about as spiny a plant as you could ever find, which eventually forms a small aromatic tree or large shrub. Bearing unusual pinnate leaves with viciously spiny winged rachis (axis that bears the leaflets) bearing 2-6 pairs of leaflets. The small yellow flowers are set close to the branches in small irregular lateral clusters, which ultimately form small capsules which split to reveal the glossy black to dark red seed. Best grown in full sun to part shade, in a well draining soil. Twigs used to clean teeth, while the seed are ground as a condiment, as well as many other uses.
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Crûg Farm Plants, Griffith's Crossing, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 1TU.
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