I am currently writing a summary for a poison called "Wourali". One of the ingredients for it is two kinds of bulbous plants(specifically the stalks of them). Is this fine?

They bind the vine with the stalks of two species of protuberant plants.

  • Protuberant doesn't mean 'having tubers' (I assume that is what you meant, as you describe the plants as bulbous. Bulbs and tubers are not quite the same, though.) Jun 18, 2021 at 8:21
  • What binds the vines?
    – Lambie
    Dec 2, 2021 at 17:51
  • wourali is also known as curare: it comes from the plant Strychnos toxifera, which is a woody vine. britannica.com/plant/Strychnos-toxifera
    – JavaLatte
    Jan 6, 2022 at 22:50

2 Answers 2


There's nothing wrong with using of twice, in nested preposition phrases.

(What does bind the vine mean?)

  • I wouldn't of known what "nested prepositional phrases" were.
    – user19179
    Jun 18, 2021 at 2:57
  • It means exactly that. tie and wrap up two stalks to a third.
    – user19179
    Jun 18, 2021 at 2:58

Short answer. Yes, because you are identifying the chartacteristics of two subsets.

Species and Protuberant plants. It gets repetitive if used more then twice though:

"...stalks of two species of protuberous plants of the deciduous family of the Neolithic era..."

:Prince Dudley of Whoville, Earl of Grinchland, Duke of Christmas town, heir to the throne of Whimsy World"

But don't quote me on those nonsense examples.

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