Motandra glabrata Baill.
Oncinotis batesii Stapf
Oncinotis glandulosa Stapf
Oncinotis jespersenii De Wild.
Oncinotis glabrata is a vigorous climbing shrub producing stems that can range from 1.2 - 50 metres long, often climbing high into the forest. The stems can be up to 12cm in diameter[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of tying material. It is of distinct decorative value[
Tropical Africa - Guinea to Central African Republic and Uganda, south to Angola and DR Congo.
Rainforest, swamp forest, secondary deciduous forest and gallery forest. It grows on clay and rocky outcrops, at elevations from sea-level up to 2,200 metres[
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The latex of the grated bark is sprinkled into yaws sores to cure them[
No chemical data are recorded for Oncinotis glabrata. In several other Oncinotis species polyamine alkaloids of the spermidine type have been found. Spermidine derivatives show structural similarities to spider and wasp toxins, which are potent inhibitors of glutamate receptors in the central nervous system[
The stems are used as bowstrings[
The plant contains a milky latex, but no uses are recorded[
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