Landolphia claessensii De Wild.
Landolphia subterranea A.Chev.
Landolphia talbotii Wernham
Pacouria parvifolia (K.Schum.) Hiern
Landolphia parvifolia is a lofty, evergreen climbing shrub, producing much-branched stems from 2 metres to several metres long. The stems scramble over the ground or climb into surrounding vegetation, attaching itself by means of strong, hooked tendrils[
The edible fruit is gathered from the wild for local consumption. A popular wild food, especially with children and travellers, the fruit is sometimes sold in local markets[
]. The plant is grown as an ornamental[
Tropical Africa - Nigeria through Central African Republic to Uganda and Tanzania, south to Angola, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
A forest climber in river valleys, on lake shores and woodland, often on rocky outcrops in gravelly well-drained soils, at elevations from sea level to 1,400 metres[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Fruit - raw[
]. The ripe fruits are cut into two pieces and the juicy pulp eaten raw. It is sweet, but rather acidic, and is much liked by children and herdsmen[
]. The round fruit is like a small orange when ripe, 3 - 5cm in diameter with a sharp tip[
The latex obtained from the stems is white and variably sparse to very abundant[
]. It coagulates quickly and has been found to be without worth[
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