Balloon pea is a South African herbal remedy traditionally used for stomach problems, diabetes and lately as an important tonic to improve the overall health of cancer and HIV/AIDS patients.
Tetraberlinia bifoliolata is a tropical African tree with yellow flowers and explosive seed pods.
A Near Threatened shrub belonging to the pea and bean family, Tephrosia chimanimaniana is restricted to the Chimanimani Mountains in eastern Zimbabwe.
Talbotiella velutina is a rare rainforest tree, which is only found in two localities.
This bizarre Madagascan species Brenierea insignis has unusual flattened stems and is only really recognisable as a species of legume when in fruit.
This rare rainforest giant was recently discovered in Cameroon.
Berlinia razzifera is a rare rainforest tree from river banks in the Loango National Park of Gabon.
Wood bitter-vetch is an erect herb related to the world-renowned broad bean (Vicia faba), a member of the pea and bean family (Leguminosae).
Found in the understorey of Amazonian rainforests, rose of Venezuela is considered by many to be one of the most spectacular of all flowering trees.
A herb belonging to the pea and bean family, liquorice is cultivated for its underground stems that are used to flavour confectionery; it is also valued for its medicinal qualities.