Lannea decorticans Engl.
Lannea garuensis Engl.
Lannea multijuga Engl.
Odina fruticosa Hochst. ex A.Rich.
Lannea fruticosa is a shrub or small tree, it can grow from 3 - 12 metres tall[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a food, timber and source of gum.
Tropical Africa - sub-Saharan areas of Niger and Nigeria, to northern Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Uganda.
Wooded grassland; rocky hillsides; sometimes on black cotton soils; sandy hollows; with Commiphora africana on hill screes; woodland with Terminalia brownei, Combretum adenogonium, Acacia seyal; river valleys; at elevations from 300 - 2,300 metres[
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A plant of semi-arid regions in the tropics.
The tuberous root is eaten[
The bark exudes a gum which is soluble[
]. It us used for adulterating gum arabic (from Acacia spp.)[
]. It is very attractive to ants[
The wood is used locally for construction, furniture and bed frames[
Cuttings root easily.
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