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Cat's Claw

Uncaria tomentosa (Willd. ex Schult.) DC.

Guanacaste Dry Forest Conservation Fund. Daniel H. Janzen. Year: 2010.   cc-by-nc-sa-3.0

Uncaria tomentosa (Cat's Claw) is a species of woody plants in the family Rubiaceae. It is an obligate climber. It is native to Amazônia, Acre (Brazil), and Mato Grosso. Cat's Claw has simple, broad leaves. It is a photoautotroph.

  • URI: https://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q757163
  • Definition: a plant that produces wood as its structural tissue. Wood is a structural cellular adaptation that allows woody plants to grow from above ground stems year after year, thus making some woody plants the largest and tallest terrestrial plants. Wood is usually primarily composed of xylem cells with cell walls made of cellulose and lignin
  • Attribution: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woody_plant
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Cat's Claw. View this species on GBIF