Carpolobia caudata Burtt Davy
Carpolobia lutea is a shrub or small tree, usually around 3 metres tall but occasionally up to 10 metres[
Harvested from the wild for local use as a source of food and wood. The plant is occasionally cultivated for its edible leaves[
Western tropical Africa - Sierra Leone to Cameroon.
Rain-forest and stream banks from sea level to elevations of 400 metres[
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
The leaves are eaten as a vegetable[
The fruits are eaten[
The stem-bark, roots, and leaves serve medicinal purposes[
The wood is very hard and resists termites[
]. It is used for house posts, walking sticks, tool-handles, household utensils and torches[
The wood is characterized by a good inflammability and can be used as fuel[
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