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Useful Tropical Plants

Fadogia triphylla

Baker

Rubiaceae

+ Synonyms

Fadogia brachytricha (K.Schum. ex De Wild.) Robyns

Fadogia buarica Mildbr.

Fadogia coriacea Robyns

Fadogia giorgii De Wild.

Fadogia hockii De Wild.

Fadogia kaessneri S.Moore

Fadogia monantha Robyns

Fadogia viridescens De Wild.

Pachystigma triphyllum (Baker) K.Schum.

Vangueria brachytricha K.Schum. ex De Wild.

Common Name:

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General Information

Fadogia triphylla is a very variable perennial plant with usually more or less woody stems 20 - 45cm tall growing from a thick or fairly slender, usually horizontal, woody root stock. There are normally several stems per plant, these are usually erect and can be branched or unbranched[
308
Title
Flora Zambesiaca
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
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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.
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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
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.

Range

Tropical Africa - Cameroon, Central African Republic, DR Congo, Tanzania, Angola, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique.

Habitat

Bushland and open Brachystegia woodland, rocky hills at elevations from 750 - 1,500 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.
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Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.35 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 black fruits are around 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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