Calesiam antiscorbutica Hiern
Odina antiscorbutica K.Schum.
Lannea antiscorbutica is a shrub growing up to 5 metres tall, or becoming a tree growing up to 20 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole is up to 80cm in diameter[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of fibre and wood. It is often found growing near villages, and might sometimes be cultivated there[
Tropical Africa - DR Congo, Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Mozambique, Swaziland.
Deciduous woodland; dense thickets; sandy soils; forest and gallery edges; more or less wooded savannahs; alluvial soil; bushy places near stream; Kalahari sand; termite mounds; at elevations from 50 - 1,700 metres[
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
Often found in sandy soils in the wild[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if seed is required.
A decoction of the bark is used to treat scorbutic ulcers of the mouth and scurvy[
The bark is used for ropes and for smearing winnowing trays[
The soft wood is used for making utensils such as cups, spoons and small grain mortars[
The dry wood is used for starting fires and for torches for hunting at night[
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