Baphia pyrifolia (Desv.) Baill.
Delaria pyrifolia Desv.
Baphia capparidifolia is a scrambling or climbing shrub or liana usually producing stems up to 4 metres long, occasionally to 6 metres[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of wood.
Tropical Africa - Sierra Leone to Central African Republic, DR Congo and Uganda, south to northern Angola, Zambia, Tanzania and Madagascar.
Gallery forest; thickets; rocky ground; forest; savannah; secondary forest, especially along edges of plantations and roads; at elevations from sea level to 1,650 metres[
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The leaves are used to treat fever and are given to pregnant women when the foetus develops too slowly[
The stems, with the root attached, are made into walking-sticks - they are fairly hard, heavy and of good appearance[
]. The stems are bent to serve as supports for fishing nets[
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