A robust climbing vine of the tropical rainforest regions which favours the tree canopy of creek lines or water course areas. Climbing to the upper forest canopy, the vine produces large hanging bean pods which are scolloped in shape and one metre or more in length. One old pod and a couple of fresh green pods are displayed above, along with the flat brown beans. The pods contain a number of these shiny brown beans, which are often found washed up in coastal areas. The beans are poisonous, but may be eaten after extensive preparation and treatment. The . . .

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