Rhynchosia holubii Hemsl.
Eminia polyadenia Hauman
Eminia noldeana Harms
Eminia holubii is a trailing, climbing or erect shrub with stems that become more or less woody, growing from a woody rootstock; it can grow up to 160cm tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for its root, which is one of several species used locally to make a very popular alcoholic beverage known as 'munkoyo beer'.
Tropical Africa - Angola, southern DR Congo, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Miombo, Baikiaea and mixed woodland on Kalahari sand; often in grassy or disturbed places; wooded ± swampy savannah; at elevations around 900 - 1,050 metres[
The roots are used as a sweetening agent when making a very popular, traditional, mildly alcoholic drink known as 'munkoyo beer'[
]. The very juicy roots have an unpleasant odour. Four to five woody roots around 10cm in diameter and 60cm long are produced from the apex of the root system[
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