In the hot and tropical regions of the entire planet we can find a genus of climbing plants It stands out mainly for its adult size and rapid growth. In fact, one of them, the Entered gigas which is endemic to the rainforests and rainforests of South America, can grow up to 500 meters Tall. Incredible, right? Without any doubt, it is not a very suitable plant to have in small gardens, but it is for those who are lucky enough to have a large field.
The Entada is popularly known as "monkey ladder" since these animals use them as support to reach their favorite tree branches.
They have thin trunks, no more than 30 centimeters thick. The type of leaves depends on the species: some are thinner than others. The fruit is a legume that contains several seeds inside.
Its growth is very fast. If the climate is favorable for it, it can grow an average of 30 meters in two years. Much more than most plants! Right?
This type of plant has a very interesting characteristic, and that is that once the seeds have matured, they fall into the river and from there they can reach the ocean. The ocean currents will be in charge of deciding their destiny.
Some seeds are lost, others reach cold containers and do not germinate, but most come to fruition, and germinate without problems.
In traditional medicine it is often used a lot to cure snake bites, although because the seeds of some species are so beautiful, they are also used to make beautiful necklaces.
One of the most interesting uses is perhaps as a substitute for soap, but it is also known for being able to adulterate coffee.
What did you think of the Entada? Did you know her?