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Sea bean Macuna sloanei

Sea bean, horse-eye bean – Macuna sloanei, with a letter of identification from the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh dated 12.6.06 (letter in Filing Cabinet 8 drawer 4). The seed of a tropical plant carried north on the Gulf Stream and washed up on Tiree’s shore.

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Sea bean Entada phasaeoloides.

Sea bean Entada phasaeoloides, with letter of identification from the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh dated 14.7.1998 (letter in Filing Cabinet 8 drawer 4). The seed of a tropical plant carried north on the Gulf Stream and washed up on Tiree’s shore.