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Entada


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(family Fabaceae, subfamily Mimosoideae)

A genus of shrubs and big, woody climbers, several of which have gigantic flat pods, up to 2 m long. The seeds are big and flat, and are often carried by sea currents. Cut stems of many climbers yield potable water. There are about 30 species, with pantropical distribution.

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