Isonema smeathmannii is a climbing shrub. One report says that it grows up to 5 metres tall, but then also says that it has branches up to 20 metres long[
]. The main stem is around 2cm in diameter, scarcely containing a sticky clear or milky latex (most obvious in the roots)[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine. It is a decorative climbing shrub with red-yellow flowers and has potential as an ornamental[
West tropical Africa - Senegal to Ghana.
Scrub vegetation or forest, mainly near the coast, often near water or in swampy locations[
Flowering and fruiting has been observed all year-round[
Young leaves - cooked and eaten as a vegetable[
The latex is used to treat old sores[
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