Monday, August 27, 2007

Pata de vaca, continued

Yet another variety of cow's foot. This one has a much larger leaf and it doesn't turn into a vine, like the one described in the previous post. But it becomes a small tree and produces very large, white flowers. I'm not sure, but I think this is the species that's used in the treatment of diabetes. It's said to produce vegetable insulin.

2 comments:

Welcome to Fruit species said...

I like diversity of plants and fruits, great blog! will drop by again. Cheers from Fruity

Alok said...

It must be a great place to be in! I am envious old man...I am an ecologist from India..would love to meet you when (and if) in Brazil