Diplanthemum brieyi De Wild.
Diplanthemum viridiflorum K.Schum.
Duboscia polyantha Pierre ex A.Chev.
Duboscia viridiflora (K.Schum.) Mildbr.
Duboscia macrocarpa is a tree growing up to 33 metres tall. The deeply grooved bole can be 35 - 120cm in diameter and is sometimes buttressed[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of wood.
West tropical Africa - Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo, DR Congo.
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The plant responds well to coppicing[
The seed and a decoction of the stem bark are used to treat toothache[
The stem bark is taken orally to remedy coughs[
]. An infusion of the bark is taken as a treatment for tuberculosis[
The fruit is used to treat tuberculosis and tooth problems[
]. Water in which the chopped-up fruit has been boiled is used as a vermifuge for children and is also taken by adults to treat abdominal problems[
Water in which the chopped-up fruit has been boiled is used as a mouthwash to ease toothache[
The scented fruit is used in rituals[
The stem bark is fibrous[
The yellowish white or greyish pink wood is rather soft. The texture is rather fine. The wood is made into crates, paddles and bells to attach to hunting-dogs[
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