Canthium amplum S.Moore
Canthium crassum Hiern
Canthium dictyophlebum S.Moore
Canthium opimum S.Moore
Craterispermum orientale K.Schum.
Plectronia opima (S.Moore) Mildbr.
Vangueria crassa (Hiern) Schweinf. ex Hiern
Multidentia crassa is a deciduous shrub or small tree growing up to 6 metres tall[
The plant yields an edible fruit that is generally well-liked and commonly harvested from the wild. It is sold in local markets. The tree is also harvested for medicinal purposes and for its wood.
Tropical Africa - Cameroon to Ethiopia and Kenya, south to Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Woodland, thicket and grassland, particularly on burnt hillsides and rocky places, at elevations from 900 - 2,100 metres[
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The tree has a rough, thick, fire-resistant bark[
Fruit - raw[
]. The fleshy fruit have a sweet flavour and are eaten as a snack[
The round fruit is up to 4cm in diameter, it can be green mottled brown; yellow; dull red; or brown spotted with white[
The leaves are pounded, soaked in water and the juice applied into the ears to treat earache[
The roots are used as medicine for treating earache, stomach-ache and intestinal worms[
The wood is used for spoons[
The wood is used for fuel and to make charcoal[
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