Uvaria dielsii R.E.Fr.
Uvaria fruticosa Engl.
Uvaria lucida is usually a shrub growing 1.2 - 4.5 metres tall, though sometimes it adopts a climbing habit producing stems up to 7 metres long[
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a source of food and wood.
There are probably a wide variety of threats throughout its range, with loss of habitat due to agricultural expansion being the prime one. These threats, however, are not thought to be significant enough to cause concern. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
The roots are said to be poisonous[
East Africa - Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi. Mozambique, Zimbabwe, northern S. Africa.
Lowland dry evergreen forest, wooded grassland and coastal bushland, often on rocky outcrops. It is also found in riverine forest and Brachystegia woodland, at elevations from sea level to 1,500 metres[
|Conservation Status||Least Concern
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Fruit - raw[
]. Fleshy and sweet[
]. The ripe fruits can also be used for making juices[
]. The globose to cylindrical fruits are 9 - 30mm long[
]. They are borne in clusters of 10 - 20 on the plant[610.
The stems are used for withies and as fuel[
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