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Useful Tropical Plants

Vangueria obtusifolia

K.Schum.

Rubiaceae


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[
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Title
African Flowering Plants Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
], still treat the plant as Tapiphyllum obtusifolium (treated here as a synonym)[
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Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
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+ Synonyms

Tapiphyllum floribundum Bullock

Tapiphyllum obtusifolium (K.Schum.) Robyns

Common Name:

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General Information

Vangueria obtusifolia is a usually much-branched shrub growing from 2 - 8 metres tall[
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Title
Edible Wild Plants of Tanzania
Publication
 
Author
Ruffo, C.K.: Birnie, A. & Tengnas, B.
Publisher
Regional Land Management Unit; Nairobi.
Year
2002
ISBN
9966-896-60-0
Description
A very well presented, simple guide to growing and utilizing wild food plants in Tanzania, with line drawings of each plant, a description, habitat and range, non-food as well as food uses, plus basic information on growing the plants.
].
The edible fruit is sometimes gathered from the wild for local consumption.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

East tropical Africa - Tanzania.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height4.00 m
PollinatorsBees
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw[
398
Title
Edible Wild Plants of Tanzania
Publication
 
Author
Ruffo, C.K.: Birnie, A. & Tengnas, B.
Publisher
Regional Land Management Unit; Nairobi.
Year
2002
ISBN
9966-896-60-0
Description
A very well presented, simple guide to growing and utilizing wild food plants in Tanzania, with line drawings of each plant, a description, habitat and range, non-food as well as food uses, plus basic information on growing the plants.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -

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