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Useful Tropical Plants

Gongronema angolense

(N.E.Br.) Bullock

Apocynaceae

+ Synonyms

Marsdenia angolensis N.E.Br.

Marsdenia gondarensis Chiov.

Common Name:

Gongronema angolense
Flowering stem
Photograph by: Robert v. Blittersdorff; African plants - A Photo Guide
© Robert v. Blittersdorff
Gongronema angolense Gongronema angolense

General Information

Gongronema angolense is a slender climbing plant producing stems with a woody base from a fleshy rootstock. Thee stems are often only 4 - 5 metres long, but they can also climb to the canopy of tall trees. All parts of the plant contain a milky latex[
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An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
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332
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The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
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Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
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Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
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The roots are sometimes harvested from the wild and eaten by children.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Tropical Africa - widely distributed from Guinea to Zimbabwe.

Habitat

Forest edges and secondary vegetation, usually in dry localities, at elevations from sea level up to 1,800 metres[
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Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitPerennial Climber
Height5.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Root - raw[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
,
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
]. The fleshy roots are eaten by children in Rwanda[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
,
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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