Curroria volubilis (Schltr.) Bullock
Raphionacme volubilis Schltr.
Tacazzea volubilis (Schltr.) N.E.Br.
Buckollia volubilis is a climbing plant producing several stems up to 4 metres long from a large tuber. The stems are up to 1cm in diameter, they scramble over the ground, twining into nearby vegetation for support. Lateral shoots are stunted[
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a food, medicine and source of latex.
Northeast Africa - Ethiopia, Somalia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania.
Commiphora- Acacia shrub savannah, and also on mountain slopes and among rocks, at elevations from 400 - 1,300 metres[
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A plant of the arid and semi-arid tropics, growing in areas where the mean annual rainfall is within the range 250 - 600mm[
The aerial parts are sometimes cooked and eaten as a vegetable[
The pounded roots in drinking water are taken to enhance lactation[
A decoction of the stem bark is taken to ease childbirth and to treat malaria[
A latex obtained from all parts of the plant is used as a glue to fix spearheads to the shaft[
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