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Useful Tropical Plants

Landolphia togolana

(Hallier f.) Pichon

Apocynaceae

+ Synonyms

Cylindropsis togolana Hallier f.

Clitandra togolana (Hallier f.) Stapf

Clitandra alba Stapf

Common Name:

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General Information

Landolphia togolana is a stout, climbing plant with stems up to 15cm in diameter. It can grow around 5 metres tall, attaching itself by means of tendrils[
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/
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736
Title
Flora of West Tropical Africa
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://plants.jstor.org/search?st=2025
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An online flora, not yet complet (2012). Very comprehensive as regards to species covered, but the information on each species is often rather terse.
],
The plant yields a poor quality latex. The seeds are a potential human food.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

West tropical Africa - Cote D'Ivoire to Nigeria

Habitat

Open forest and savannah bush[
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
Height5.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

The seed is a potential food source. It contains around 11% protein, 10% fats and 60% carohydrates, but there needs to be further work carried out to see if there are any antinutritional substances[
1433
Title
Proximate Composition of Some Under-Exploited Leguminous Crop Seeds
Publication
Pakistan Journal of Nutrition 10 (2); 143-146, 2011
Author
Akoja S.S. & Amoo A.
Publisher
 
Year
2011
ISBN
1680-5194
Description
 
]

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

A resin is obtained from the stem, but it is of poor quality[
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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