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Snail vine - Cochliasanthus caracalla

Cochliasanthus caracalla (Fabaceae) is a neotropical, perennial vine with fragrant flowers said to be reminiscent of hyacinths, and a distinctive curled shape, giving rise to its common names. It is the only member of the genus Cochliasanthus and was formerly considered to belong to the genus Vigna.

In wild this species can be found in Guatemala, Panama, Brazil, Peru, Paraguay and Uruguay.

Other common names: Corkscrew flower, Corkscrew vine, Snailflower. Syn. Vigna caracalla.

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Photo credit: ©Kuinamor | Locality: cultivated (Cormontreuil, Champagne-Ardenne, France - 2008)

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