Sapindus saponaria L.
- Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
- Creator: Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
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Description: funded by Rob Gordon: Sapindus saponaria L., Fruta de Jaboncillo, Ecuador, FCurrent Determination: Sapindus saponaria L.Family: SapindaceaeDescription: The drupes (soapnuts) contain saponins which are a natural surfactant. They have been used for washing for thousands of years by native peoples in Asia as well as Native Americans.Catalog Subset: Economic BotanyEMu IRN: 55941OccurenceID: dc4e019b-b2b5-410e-ba6c-299d8521ae95
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