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Useful Tropical Plants

Chassalia kolly

(Schumach.) Hepper

Rubiaceae

+ Synonyms

Chassalia parviflora Benth.

Chassalia yorubensis K.Schum.

Psychotria benthamiana Hiern

Psychotria kolly Schumach.

Psychotria warneckei K.Schum. & K.Krause

Psychotria yorubensis (K.Schum.) De Wild.

Uragoga benthamiana (Hiern) Kuntze

Uragoga kolly (Schumach.) Kuntze

Common Name:

Chassalia kolly
Flowering branch
Photograph by: Ehoarn Bidault
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General Information

Chassalia kolly is a soft-stemmed shrub growing up to 3 metres tall.
The leaves are occasionally harvested from the wild for local food use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

West tropical Africa - Sierra Leone to Cameroon, south to Gabon and Congo.

Habitat

Forests and riparian forests[
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
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617
Title
Traditional Vegetables in Benin
Publication
 
Author
Achigan-Dako E. Et al
Publisher
Darwin Initiative; International Foundation for Science
Year
2009
ISBN
 
Description
Issued as a PDF on the Internet, it contains basic information on over 250 species of plants used for food in Benin.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *
HabitShrub
Height2.50 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Leaves - cooked and eaten as a vegetable[
617
Title
Traditional Vegetables in Benin
Publication
 
Author
Achigan-Dako E. Et al
Publisher
Darwin Initiative; International Foundation for Science
Year
2009
ISBN
 
Description
Issued as a PDF on the Internet, it contains basic information on over 250 species of plants used for food in Benin.
]. They are only eaten very occasionally[
617
Title
Traditional Vegetables in Benin
Publication
 
Author
Achigan-Dako E. Et al
Publisher
Darwin Initiative; International Foundation for Science
Year
2009
ISBN
 
Description
Issued as a PDF on the Internet, it contains basic information on over 250 species of plants used for food in Benin.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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