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Fockea camura (Caudex)

F. camura is a caudiciform plant in which stands out immediately the massive woody caudex, formed by intertwined roots that, besides giving it an extremely ornamental look, have the important function of holding as much water inside, to use it during the long drought periods of native places. From this brown bulb, almost orange, comes out, during the vegetative periods, thick ramifications of climbing stems, equipped with small dark green leaves with a glossy effect. In drought periods the leaves fall and only the bulb of the plant remains. Perhaps not many know that, in the past, some species were used for alimentary purposes, after a long and elaborate baking.