Kolobopetalum exauriculatum H.Winkl.
Kolobopetalum salmonicolor Exell
Kolobopetalum veitchianum Diels
Kolobopetalum auriculatum is a vigorous climbing shrub with slender stems and numerous aerial roots[
]. It can climb high into the forest canopy, attatching itself by means of twining petioles[
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.
West tropical Africa - Cote D'Ivoire to Cameroon, south to northern Angola and DR Congo.
Primary rainforest and areas of forest regrowth, at elevations up to 400 metres[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
An infusion of the leaves and seeds is taken against sleeplessness[
An infusion of the leaves and twigs is used as a mouthwash against oral infections including aphthae[
The plant contains O-methyl-flavinanthine, which has a morphine-like structure and a narcotic-analgesic action of about 20% of the strength of morphine[
From the leaves and stem the aporphine alkaloids N-methylcorydine and magnoflorine have been isolated[
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