Ostryocarpus racemosus A.Chev.
Ostryocarpus welwitschii Baker
Dalbergiella welwitschii is a deciduous, straggling shrub or climbing plant that usually grows 5 - 8 metres tall, but can reach up to 17 metres if it has support. The slender stem is generally around 2cm in diameter, becoming rather flattened with age, with stellately arranged spines in the middle[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of materials.
Tropical Africa - Guinea to Nigeria and the Central African Republic, south to Angola and DR Congo
]. Dry deciduous forest, riverine forest, fringing forest and abandoned farmland[
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The flowers are fragrant[
The leaves are abortifacient, ecbolic, stomachic. They are used in the treatment of stomach troubles[
The leafy stem is said to be vermifuge[
The roots are used in the treatment of stomach troubles[
The root bark is abortifacient, ecbolic[
The root is antidote. It is used in the treatment of venomous stings, bites, etc[
The plant (part not specified) is used in the treatment of arthritis, rheumatism, etc[
A resin exudes from the damaged bark[
The wood is tough and flexible. It is used traditionally for carving and making drum hoops, toys, household items etc[
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