Caesalpinia  decapetala (Roth) Alston – Mysore thorn  – Fabaceae

Cedrela  spp. – Cedrela – Meliaceae

The eight species of Cedrela, indigenous to the New World tropics, produce oblong, five-valved, woody, winged capsules.  This is an example of trees that “get around”.  Though native to the New World these Cedrela capsules, with Job's tears and Ormosia seeds, appear in a necklace from Africa.

A thorny climber, Caesalpinia decapetala, native to tropical Asia, produces bean-like seeds that are a popular ‘bead’ in necklaces made in Kenya.

 

 

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