All white five-petal cnidoscolus aconitifolius flowers on a green inflorescene with green flower buds and bee sipping the nectar
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Cnidoscolus aconitifolius (Chaya or Tree Spinach)

A small tree native to Colombia. The flowers attract a lot of bees. The leaves can be eaten if cooked as they are toxic otherwise. The taste is somewhat like spinach and may have more nutrients than spinach leaves. It is a good source for protein, vitamins and antioxidants and may have an anti diabetic effect. Photographed in Barranquilla.

Large Cnidoscolus aconitifolius leaf with flower cluster
Stocks of all white cnidoscolus aconitifolius flowers
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