Chondrodendron macrophyllum Hiern
Pycnostylis sacleuxii Pierre
Welwitschiina macrophylla (Hiern) Engl.
Triclisia sacleuxii is a climbing plant producing stems 10 - 15 metres long[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.
Tropical Africa - Congo, Tanzania, Angola, Mozambique.
Rain-forest, fringing forest, moist shady places; at elevations up to 1,700 metres[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
The root is chewed and the sap swallowed to treat kidney problems, sore throat, schistosomiasis, intestinal worms and venereal diseases[
Root scrapings are rubbed into topical scarifications to treat snakebites[
The roots contain the bisbenzyl-isoquinoline alkaloids phaeanthine, 1,2-dehydroapateline, N-methylapateline, O-methylcocsoline and gasabiimine; the stem contains a mixture of N-( 4-hydroxyphenethyl) ferulamides[
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