Landolphia dubreucquiana De Wild
Landolphia lucida K.Schum.
Pacouria lucida (K.Schum.) Kuntze
Dictyophleba lucida is a vigorous climbing plant producing much-branched woody stems that can be up to 35 metres long and 50cm in girth at the base[
]. These stems support themselves in other plants by means of tendrils.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food, medicine and source of materials.
Tropical Africa - Nigeria to Kenya, south to northern Angola and Tanzania.
]. Primitive forest[
]. Semi-deciduous mixed forest, wet evergreen forest edges, riverine forest and forest remnants, at elevations from sea level to 1,000 metres[
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Fruit - raw[
]. Sweet smelling, with a juicy, yellow pulp with a sweet/sour flavour[
]. The ripe fruits are cut, the pulp soaked in water, squeezed, sugar added and filtered. The juice is drunk before or after being cooled[
]. The pulp contains a number of fairly large seeds up to 11mm long[
]. The spherical, green to yellow or red fruit is up to 3 x 4.5cm[
A root-decoction is given to small children to drink as a vermifuge[
A phytochemical assay of the plant has revealed the presence of chonemorphine, dictyodiamine and three other alkaloids[
A latex is obtained from the stems[
]. The plant contains a white latex of variable quality, sparse or abundant, fluid or tacky, coagulating only to a poor quality rubber[
The flexible stems can be used as tying material[
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