Salacia baumannii Loes.
Salacia wardii I.Verd.
Salacia leptoclada varies in habit. It can be a shrub just 1 metre tall, a small tree up to 4 metres, or can become a climbing plant which, exceptionally, can produce stems up to 25 metres long that scramble into other, nearby plants for support[
The plant is harvested from the wild for its edible fruit, which is consumed locally.
Tropical Africa - Guinea to Togo; eastern DR Congo, Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Madagascar.
Evergreen or deciduous forests; subcoastal scrub; fringing forest near the coast at elevations from 50 - 2,200 metres[
Fruit - raw[
]. The sweet pulp is eaten as a snack, especially by children and travellers[
]. The round, orange-red fruit is 10 - 22mm in diameter. It has a leathery skin enclosing a fleshy berry[
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