|CAESALPINIA BONDUC - GRAY NICKER.
Caesalpinia crista, guilandina bonduc, caesalpinia bonducella.
Gray nicker, nicker seed, bonduc nut, nicker nut, nicker bean, yellow nicker, benga nut.
Gray nicker is a twisted, woody shrub than can grow quite big in the Amazon Rainforest; up to 20' high.
It behaves more like a liana (woody vine) and can use the other trees as support.
Leaves are bipinnate, large prickly pods and spiny stems.
The hard and shiny seeds are green turning gray.
They are used for jewelry.
Antiperiodic, febrifuge, resembles quinine in action, treatment for snake bites.
USDA zone 8 B - 11.
Sandy loam soil, protect from frost.
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