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elouicious

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First Paullinia pinnata blooms
« on: September 18, 2022, 02:33:59 PM »
Since I am a madman and when I get one plant of a genus I need to get more I acquired a Paullinia pinnata - Tietie from Ertdude (RIP) a while back.

While not much is known about the caffeine or stimulant properties of this plant (like Paullinia caupana - Guarana) the fruit is supposed to be larger and edible, as well as the leaves being used for a vegetable and the vines as cordage.

https://tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Paullinia+pinnata

Well a while back I got my first flowers!



I really thought I killed this one when I was lazy about bringing it in last year but it has come back with vigor now. I brought this one with me to the bay area so it will continue to be monitored and loved.

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Re: First Paullinia pinnata blooms
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2022, 05:52:18 AM »
Beautifully serrated leaves!
Please update on the fruit later.
And maybe if it makes a good drink??

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Re: First Paullinia pinnata blooms
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2022, 06:32:17 PM »
Thanks cassowary- Will do- Not sure I am brave enough to be the guinea pig as far as seed consumption but you never know when I'll be feeling risky ;)

 

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