Bergia abyssinica A.Rich.
Pollichia campestris is a perennial plant with much-branched stems that can vary in height from 8 - 150cm. The stems are more or less woody, especially in their lower parts[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Eastern and southern Africa - Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, southern Mozambique, S. Africa
Grassland, bushland, open woodland, waste places; often in sandy soils; at elevations from sea level to 2,340 metres[
Usually found in the wild in sandy, dry to moist soils[
Fruit - raw[
]. It is actually the bracts that are eaten, though to all intents and purposes they can be treated as fruits. A rather sweet flavour[
]. The yellowish-brown fruits are about 5mm in diameter[
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