Loroco (Fernaldia pandurata)

Botanical names:
Fernaldia pandurata Accepted
Fernaldia brachypharynx Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Other: May to October in Central America; can produce flowers year round if irrigated.
Uses: Culinary Herb
Edible Parts: Flowers
Eating Methods: Cooked
Toxicity: Roots are poisonous
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

Posted by greene (Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) - Zone 8b) on Sep 29, 2014 9:46 PM

Fernaldia pandurata is called "loroco." It is a tropical vine that grows in Central America. The unopened flower buds are cooked and eaten. The flower buds can also be pickled.
The plant looks similar to Mandevilla.

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