Walleria baumii Dammer
Walleria hockii De Wild.
Walleria mackenziei nutans (J.Kirk) Baker
Walleria muricata N.E.Br.
Walleria nutans is an erect, perennial plant producing a clump of stems with grass-like leaves that grow 10 - 30cm tall from 1 - 5 underground tubers[
The edible tuber is harvested from the wild for local use.
Southern Africa - southern Angola, southern Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, S. Africa.
Sandy soils in mixed deciduous woodland, with Brachystegia, Albizia or Combretum spp., open grassland and dry river beds, and on doloritic or granitic rocky outcrops, also in land cleared for cultivation; at elevations from 950 - 1,700 metres[
Tuber - raw or cooked[
]. They are often baked in hot ashes then mixed with other ingredients and pounded[
]. The almost spherical tubers are around 25mm in diameter and up to 20cm below the level of the soil[
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