Rhigiocarya chevalieri Hutch. & Dalziel
Kolobopetalum chevalieri is a climbing plant producing more or less woody stems up to 10 metres long and 15mm in diameter[
]. The much-branched and very flexible stems climb into the surrounding vegetation, attaching themselves by means of twining petioles.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local medicinal use and as a source of tying material.
Tropical Africa - Sierra Leone to Nigeria and the Central African Republis, south to Congo and DR Congo.
Dense primary rain-forest; more open areas of secondary forest and forest regrowth[
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The plant sap is applied to scarifications on the arms of a dying patient as a last effort of revival[
Leaf sap is applied as eye drops to treat eye infections in dogs[
A leaf infusion is taken to treat psychosis and to treat intercostal pain[
The supple stems are used as rope[
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