Sorindeia patens Oliv.
Trichoscypha panniculata Engl.
Trichoscypha victoriae Engl.
Trichoscypha patens is an evergreen tree growing from 9 - 25 metres tall. The bole can be up to 40cm in diameter. The plant is sometimes only a small shrub 25 - 35cm tall, and perhaps also sometimes adopts a climbing habit[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.
West tropical Africa - Nigeria, Cameroon, Equarorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo, eastern DR Congo.
Humid rain forests at elevations from 150 - 600 metres[
A plant under this name is said to find medicinal use in Ivory Coast for the treatment of febrile pains[
A bark-decoction is used to bathe a patient who is ill without diagnosable symptoms,the bark being taken from the east and west sides of the tree (relic of sun-worship?)[
The leaf-sap is dripped into the eyes as a treatment for jaundice[
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