Clitandra buchananii Hallier f.
Clitandra kilimandjarica Warb.
Clitandra semlikiensis Robyns & Boutique
Jasminochyla ugandensis (Stapf) Pichon
Landolphia cameronis Stapf
Landolphia kilimandjarica (Warb.) Stapf
Landolphia rogersii Stapf
Landolphia swynnertonii S.Moore
Landolphia ugandensis Stapf
Landolphia buchananii varies in habit from a scandent shrub scrambling over open ground to a climbing plant in woodland, twining itself around other plants for support, and capable of attaining heights of up to 40 metres[
]. Hooked tendrils can also be present[
]. The stems are deeply fluted, looking rather like a bundle of parallel ropes[
The plant is valued for its edible fruit, which is gathered from the wild and is often sold in local markets. A good quality latex is obtained from the stem, but this no longer has a commercial value.
Tropical Africa - Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, DR Congo, Angola.
Rainforest, fruiting more on the forest edges; also in hillside thickets and bushland, on sloping rocky areas, in riverine forest, at medium elevations up to 1,600 metres[
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Grows better on forest edges than it does in the deeper forest[
Fruit - raw[
]. A sweet-tasting pulp[
]. The yellow fruit is a round berry with a hard rind, 4 - 10cm in diameter, containing 10 or more seeds in a juicy pulp[
A latex obtained from the stem can be made into a good quality rubber[
]. The rubber is obtained by shaving off slices of the bark and smearing salt water onto the cut surfaces, which then ooze latex[
The young stems are used as a rope[
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