Photo credit: Suzanne L. Noel
These Photos are of plants growing in Costa Rica.
The Wood Rose is related to the Mary's Bean, Merremia discoidesperma
, but its seeds distinctly differ.
Unlike the Mary's Bean, the seed pod of this plant contains 4 seeds, similar to pods for Ipomoea
spp., e.g., the Railroad Vine, Ipomoea pes-caprae
Note also that the seeds of the Wood Rose are similar to those of Ipomoea
spp., with which they are often confused,
but the Wood Rose seeds are larger, at about 12 mm.
Hawaiian Wood Rose
- a Wayne's Word web page, showing seed pods and seeds
- including seed comparison with the Mary's Bean, Merremia discoidesperma
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A Sea-Bean Guide: Wood Rose (Merremia tuberosa)
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