Flowering stem. The flowers are actually very small, and are surrounded by the two large yellow bracts.
Photograph by: adrien
Dalechampia clematidifolia is a climbing shrub, producing stems that twine into other plants for support. The plant sometimes adopts a more shrub-like habit.
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and dye.
Africa - Madagascar.
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The crushed fresh leaves and roots are vesicant and are applied to stubborn ulcers, wounds etc[
The aerial parts are used to dye Raphia cloth black[
A triterpene resin is produced in the flowers[
]. No human uses are recorded for it, but bees harvest it and use it in nest construction[
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