A recently (2005) proposed name change. We have followed the treatment in Kew's 'World Checklist of Selected Plant Families', but Some other treatments, including the African Plants Database[
], still treat the plant as Tapiphyllum discolor (treated here as a synonym)[
Fadogia discolor De Wild.
Tapiphyllum confertiflorum Robyns
Tapiphyllum discolor (De Wild.) Robyns
Tapiphyllum fadogia Bullock
Tapiphyllum grandiflorum Bullock
Tapiphyllum herbaceum Robyns
Tapiphyllum oblongifolium Robyns
Vangueria discolor is a shrub growing up to 4 metres tall, but usually much smaller[
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for its edible fruit, which is eaten locally.
Tropical Africa - Burundi, eastern DR Congo, Tanzania, Zambia.
Tall grassland with scattered trees; Brachystegia, Monotes-Julbernardia-Burkea woodlands and dambo margins, in sandy ground and laterite at elevations from 1,130 - 1,235 metres[
The plant is often burnt back to the ground each year, resprouting from the rootstock[
Fruit - raw[
]. The subglobose, yellow to orange fruit is about 10 - 13mm in diameter[
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