Teclea salicifolia Engl.
Teclea simplicifolia (Engl.) I.Verd.
Teclea viridis I.Verd.
Toddalia simplicifolia Engl.
Vepris simplicifolia is an evergreen shrub or tree, usually growing 2 - 10 metres tall but with some specimens up to 20 metres[
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use of its wood and for traditional medicine.
Tropical east Africa - Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda.
Dry forest; riverine thicket or woodland; evergreen rocky bushland; montane thicket; drier upland forest with Juniperus, Acacia or Euphorbia abyssinica, extending into understorey of Podocarpus forest at elevations from 850 - 2,300 metres[
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A leaf decoction is taken in the treatment of pneumonia[
The leaves and twigs are used in the treatment of pleurisy[
The leaf ash is applied externally as a treatment against leprosy[
A bark decoction is drunk to treat chest complaints[
A root decoction is used to treat stomach-ache, backache, leprosy, gonorrhoea and brucellosis[
The fruits are chewed to relieve toothache[
The twigs are used as toothbrushes[
The wood is used for timber, tool handles, spoons, bows, walking sticks and poles[
The wood is used for fuel[
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