We have followed the treatment in the Kew 'World Checklist of Selected Plant Families'. However, some treatments, such as the African Plants Database[
], still use Canthium burttii as the correct name[
Afrocanthium burttii is a leafy shrub or a small tree growing up to 8 metres tall.
The edible fruit is harvested from the wild for local consumption[
]. The fruit is sold in local markets and the plant is sometimes grown as an ornamental[
East tropical Africa - eastern DR Congo, Tanzania, Zambia, Botswana.
Rocky hills of dry woodland areas and in dense vegetation by roadsides, at elevations from 800 - 2,000 metres[
|Other Uses Rating||
|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Fruit - raw[
]. The ripe fruit pulp tastes like chocolate[
]. The fleshy, black, oblong fruit is up to 1 cm long, containing a single seed[
]. The fruit is borne in dense clusters[
The wood is used for poles and tool handles[
The wood is used for fuel[
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