Gardenia triacantha parvilimbis F.N.Williams
Gardenia erubescens is a shrub or very small tree branching from near the base and growing up to 3 metres tall[
The plant is sometimes gathered from the wild for local use as food, medicine and source of materials.
Tropical Africa - Senegal to Sudan and Uganda.
Savannah or savannah woodland[
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The yellow fruits are used in sauces and soups[
]. The pale yellow, ellipsoid fruit can be 3 - 5cm long[
The bark is used in the treatment of infections of the intestinal tract[
The roots are aphrodisiac; a decoction is taken internally in the treatment of syphilis and gonorrhoea[
The leaves are applied externally in the treatment of syphilis and gonorrhoea[
The seeds are used in a black cosmetic[
]. A black dye obtained from the seed is used as a cosmetic[
The yellow wood is hard and compact, and tough[
]. It is used for small carvings, such as spoons[
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