Calesium fulvum Engl.
Odina fulva Engl.
Lannea fulva is a deciduous shrub or small tree with a rounded, much-branched and spreading crown and drooping branchlets; it can grow from 3 - 20 metres tall. The bole is usually short, unbranched for around 60 - 120cm and 25cm in diameter[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food, medicine and source of wood[
East tropical Africa - Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania and eastern DR Congo[
Wooded grasslands, high rainfall savannah, often on rocky hills, extending into deciduous thickets and Brachystegia woodlands, often on termite mounds, forest edges, at elevations from 900 - 1,600 metres[
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Fruit - raw[
]. A sweet flavour, they are mostly eaten by children[
]. The small, purple, oblong but somewhat flattened drupes are less than 10mm long[
The bark is crushed and used as a bandage (poultice) for wounds and snakebite and, generally, to stop bleeding398].
The roots are soaked in warm water and the liquid drunk to treat stomach-ache and chest pains[
The tough, fibrous bark is used as a string[
The wood is used for construction[
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