Cardiospermum halicacabum

Scientific name: Cardiospermum halicacabum L.
Synonym: Corindum halicacabum (L.) Medik.
Botanical family: SAPINDACEAE

Vernacular names

(In territories with significant traditional TRAMIL use)


  • boné karé

Other vernacular names

Botanical description

Climbing shrub 3 (-6 m) high.  Leaves alternate up to 12 cm long, compound, blade pellucid-dotted, leaflets 5 cm x 2.5 cm, ovate-elliptical, acute-tipped; inflorescence corymbose; flowers white, 4-petals, 4-6 mm long; fruit sub-globose, 3-angled much inflated capsule, 2.5-3 cm in length and width; seeds black, 4-5 mm long with white aril.







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