Nathusia golungensis (Welw.) Kuntze
Nathusia trichoclada (Welw.) Kuntze
Schrebera affinis Lingelsh.
Schrebera buchananii Baker
Schrebera golungensis Welw.
Schrebera koiloneura Gilg
Schrebera oligantha Gilg
Schrebera platyphylla Gilg
Schrebera schellenbergii Lingelsh.
Schrebera trichoclada is a deciduous shrub or a tree that can grow from 2 - 10 metres tall.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of materials.
Southern Africa - Angola to Tanzania, south to Namibia, Botswana and Mozambique
Dry lowland forest, woodland and thickets[
]. Deciduous wood,and, often on rocky or sandy soils.
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The leaves are used to treat snake bites - the new leaves and twigs are chewed and the very bitter juice is swallowed, whilst the paste of it crushed in a pestle is smeared on the wound after incising with a razor blade[
]. The leaves are also used to treat coughs and stomach-ache[
The bark is used in the treatment of coughs, snake bites, traucoma, stomachache and eye diseases[
The wood is hard, heavy. It is used for poles and spoons[
The wood is used for fuel and to make charcoal[
Seed - sow with the wings pointing upwards in a containers in a lightly shaded position. Stored seed usually germinates within 4 weeks. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant out when large enough[
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