Randia engleriana K.Schum.
Randia katentaniae De Wild.
Randia kuhniana F.Hoffm. & K.Schum.
Randia lacourtiana De Wild.
Randia lemairei De Wild.
Randia ternifolia Ficalho & Hiern
Rothmannia kuhniana (F.Hoffm. & K.Schum.) Fagerl.
Rothmannia engleriana is a small, spindly tree with light branching that is often whorled, giving a rounded or flat-topped crown. It grows from 2 - 9 metres tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food, medicine and source of wood.
Tropical Africa - eastern DR Congo, Burundi, Tanzania, Angola, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique.
Brachystegia woodland at elevations from 1,100 - 1,900 metres[
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Fruit - raw[
]. The fruit pulp is juicy and very sweet, with a fragrant and sweet smell[
]. Eaten as a snack, they are much liked by children. The fruit has a hard skin, this is broken when eating it and the soft pulp is sucked out[
]. The pulp can be soaked in warm water, then squeezed, sugar added and the liquid filtered. This refreshing juice can then be drunk before or after being cooled[
]. The round to oval fruit is 20 - 46cm in diameter and covered with soft dark orange hairs. It contains many brown seeds surrounded by a soft edible pulp[
The roots are chewed and swallowed or pounded and soaked in cold water and the infusion used to treat snakebite and stomach-ache[
The wood is used to make tool handles and spoons[
The wood is used for fuel[
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