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Harpagophytum (Wikipedia)

Devil's claw
Harpagophytum 5.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Asterids
Order:Lamiales
Family:Pedaliaceae
Genus:Harpagophytum
DC. ex Meisn.
Species
Dry fruit of H. procumbens - MHNT
Plate from "Icones selectae plantarum", vol. 5: t. 94 (1846)
San man collecting devil's claw in Namibia (2017)

Harpagophytum (/ˌhɑːrpəˈɡɒfɪtəm/ HAR-pə-GOF-it-əm), also called grapple plant, wood spider, and most commonly devil's claw, is a genus of plants in the sesame family, native to southern Africa. Plants of the genus owe their common name "devil's claw" to the peculiar appearance of their hooked fruit. Several species of North American plants in the genus Proboscidea and certain species of Pisonia, however, are also known by this name. Devil's claw's tuberous roots are used in folk medicine to reduce pain.

Devil's Claw (Wiktionary)

English

Noun

devil's claw (plural devil's claws)

  1. Anything considered ugly or potentially harmful resembling a claw
    1. Particularly plants
      1. Genus Harpagophytum, especially Harpagophytum procumbens, native to South Africa.
      2. Proboscidea spp. (mule grab, unicorn plant)
      3. Ibicella lutea (yellow unicorn plant)
      4. Species of Pisonia (catchbird trees)
      5. Senegalia greggii (catclaw acacia, formerly Acacia greggii)

Translations

References

  • devil's claw on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Harpagophytum on Wikispecies.Wikispecies
  • Proboscidea (Martyniaceae) on Wikispecies.Wikispecies
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