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Useful Tropical Plants

Fadogia stenophylla

Welw. ex Hiern

Rubiaceae

+ Synonyms

Fadogia lateritica K.Krause

Fadogia odorata K.Krause

Fadogia stolzii K.Krause

Pachystigma lateritica (K.Krause) Eyles

Pachystigma stenophylla (Welw. ex Hiern) Eyles

Common Name:

Fadogia stenophylla
Flowering stem
Photograph by: Günter Baumann; African plants - A Photo Guide
© Günter Baumann

General Information

Fadogia stenophylla is a perennial plant with a single, or more usually several, rather short unbranched more or less woody stems growing 6 - 40cm tall from a slender creeping woody rhizome[
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Title
Flora Zambesiaca
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Website
http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
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0
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Description
An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.
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The edible fruit is gathered from the wild for local consumption.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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Title
Flora Zambesiaca
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
Publisher
 
Year
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ISBN
 
Description
An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.

Range

Tropical Africa - DR Congo, Burundi, Tanzania, Angola, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique.

Habitat

Mainly found in open grassland and dambos, and grassland with Protea, Annona, Lannea etc., also on Brachystegia woodland edges, in areas subjected to annual burning, usually on laterite or Kalahari Sand at elevations from 1,250 - 2,150 metres[
308
Title
Flora Zambesiaca
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.25 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



Plants can withstand annual bush fires, resprouting from the woody rhizome once the fire is past[
308
Title
Flora Zambesiaca
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.
].

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw[
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Title
Edible Wild Plants of Tanzania
Publication
 
Author
Ruffo, C.K.: Birnie, A. & Tengnas, B.
Publisher
Regional Land Management Unit; Nairobi.
Year
2002
ISBN
9966-896-60-0
Description
A very well presented, simple guide to growing and utilizing wild food plants in Tanzania, with line drawings of each plant, a description, habitat and range, non-food as well as food uses, plus basic information on growing the plants.
]. The red, globose fruit is about 10mm in diameter[
308
Title
Flora Zambesiaca
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -

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