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Useful Tropical Plants

Landolphia mannii

Dyer

Apocynaceae

+ Synonyms

Landolphia foretii Jum.

Landolphia klainei Pierre

Common Name:

Landolphia mannii
Leaves and flower
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Landolphia mannii Landolphia mannii

General Information

Landolphia mannii is a very vigorous climbing shrub with stems that can be 35 metres long and 50cm in diameter near the base[
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
].
A useful latex is sometimes harvested from the wild plants and used locally. The plant also provides an edible fruit, though it is not widely appreciated.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Western tropical Africa - Nigeria to Angola.

Habitat

Diverse forest types, from swampy to dry, and also in open sites, at elevations up to 800 metres[
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitClimber
Height30.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

The fruit pulp is edible, though it is astringent and acid[
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

A latex used to make rubber can be obtained from the stem[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
]. The plant contains a latex which may be very sparse or abundant, useless or coagulating to a good rubber[
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
]. In Sierra Leone it was the source of a product known as jawe, false jawe or Manoh twist[
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
].

Propagation

Seed -

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