Omalocarpus macrophyllus Choux
Deinbollia borbonica is a small shrub or tree growing 0.5 - 7 metres tall. The bole is usually unbranched or little-branched, bearing a rosette of leaves at the crown[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a food, medicine and source of wood.
East tropical Africa - Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique.
Riverine bush, Acacia thorn bush, evergreen coastal thicket, Commiphora-Acacia woodland, low evergreen forest on limestone outcrops, at elevations from sea level to 1,000 metres[
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Fruit - raw[
]. The white, mucilaginous flesh has a sweet flavour. It is eaten as a snack, mainly by children and travellers[
]. The yellow-red, oval to round fruit is about 10mm long, densely covered with golden brown hairs at first[
Leaves - cooked and eaten as a vegetable[
The roots are used for preparation of medicine to treat stomach-ache and boils[
The wood is used to make spoons[
The wood is used for fuel and to make charcoal[
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