Sacred Garlic Pear

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The Sacred Garlic Pear (Crateva religiosa) is actually a flowering tree native to southeast Asia, Japan and Australia. It is called many names in different languages, including Temple Plant and Spider Tree.

The Sacred Garlic Pear has edible fruit, and as such the plant is also grown in Africa for food. This plant also attracts a lot of insects as the flowers are nectar filled.

The flowers of the Sacred Garlic Pear are quite large, and have many long hanging stamens, leading to the Spider Tree name.



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