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Useful Tropical Plants

Landolphia letestui

(Pellegr.) Pichon

Apocynaceae

+ Synonyms

Clitandra letestui Pellegr.

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General Information

Landolphia letestui is a climbing shrub producing stems up to 15 metres long and 10cm in diameter. The stems attach themselves to other plants by means of tendrils[
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The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a rope.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

West tropical Africa - Cameroon, Gabon, DR Congo, northern Angola.

Habitat

A plant of dense shade in primary forest, it is also found in the more open areas of secondary forest; found at elevations up to 500 metres[
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Properties

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HabitClimber
Height12.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The stems are traditionally used for making ropes to climb palm trees[
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Propagation

Seed -

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