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Useful Tropical Plants

Fadogia tetraquetra

K.Schum. & K.Krause

Rubiaceae

+ Synonyms

Fadogia dalzielii Robyns

Fadogia glauca Robyns

Fadogia grandiflora Robyns

Fadogia mucronulata Robyns

Fadogia variabilis Robyns

Pachystigma tetraquetra (K.Schum. & K.Krause) Eyles

Common Name:

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General Information

Fadogia tetraquetra is a perennial plant with up to seven, basically unbranched, more or less woody stems growing 20 - 120cm tall from a fairly stout rhizome[
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Title
Flora Zambesiaca
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http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
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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 - scattered from Guinea to Central African Republic, DR Congo and Tanzania, south to Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Swaziland.

Habitat

Open grassland, burnt hillslopes, old cultivations and Brachystegia woodland, on sandy soil at elevations from 1,200 - 1,740 metres[
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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
Height0.80 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

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 subglobose fruit is about 7mm long[
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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