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Mucuna birdwoodiensis-anyone from Hong Kong?

Posted by maspirasjr zone 10a (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 11, 06 at 10:49

This is a fascinating Mucuna vine from south China and grows in Guangzhou and the Hong Kong area. The flowers are in trusses of white and are breathtakingly beautiful. Does anyone know of a seed source for this beauty? I emailed the Hong Kong Gardening Society for a source, but never heard from them.

Would be very grateful for any leads. Thanks,


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RE: Mucuna birdwoodiensis-anyone from Hong Kong?

I haven't seen a seed source or plant source from any of the usual vendors here.

Nor did I see any blooming during the few hikes I took this spring. But I do have my eyes open for them.

RE: Mucuna birdwoodiensis-anyone from Hong Kong?

OK, Marcelo has sent me four fresh seeds.

Now how do I germinate them? They are very big, but not as hard-coated as I expected. I nicked two and soaked them in water for a day but they didn't swell.

Any ideas? Thanks.


RE: Mucuna birdwoodiensis-anyone from Hong Kong?

Never mind. The seeds were too old.

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