Kedrostis pseudogijef is a deciduous climbing shrub producing stems up to 12 metres long and 10cm in diameter. These stems can climb into the surrounding vegetation, attaching themselves by means of tendrils[
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild (generally only in times of shortage) for local use as a food. It is sometimes cultivated around houses and along fences[
]. The plant has potential as a home-garden crop for dry areas[
East tropical Africa - Ethiopia, Kenya, northern Tanzania.
Deciduous woodland and bushland at elevations from 600 - 1,800 metres[
Established plants are drought tolerant[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
Leaves and young shoots - cooked[
]. They are eaten with starchy foods. In Ethiopia the leaves are boiled and eaten in times of food scarcity. When fresh the leaves have an unpleasant smell, this disappears with cooking[
Cuttings - taken at the start of the rainy season[
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