Commiphora tomentosa Engl.
Lannea cufodontii Chiov.
Lannea floccosa Sacleux
Odina rivae Chiov.
Lannea rivae is a deciduous shrub or small tree with a flat spreading crown; it can grow 1.5 - 9 metres tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild as a local source of food, medicines and fibre. It is sometimes grown as a hedge[
East tropical Africa - southern Ethiopia. Kenya, northern Tanzania.
Wooded grassland, semi-evergreen and deciduous bushland, often on rocky sites including lava, at elevations from 300 - 2,000 metres[
|Other Uses Rating||
|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
Fruit - raw[
]. Juicy, with a sweet flavour, they are often eaten by children and travellers[
]. The densely hairy, ovoid fruit is up to 14mm long[
The inner bark is chewed for its sweet taste and as a source of water[
The bark is chewed to treat coughs, colds and stomach-ache[
The tree is suitable for hedges[
The roots are dug up and the bark peeled off to make ropes[
The branches are used to make toothbrushes[
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