Diphaca discolor (Vatke) Chiov.
Diphaca kirkii (S.Moore) Taub.
Ormocarpum affine De Wild.
Ormocarpum bibracteatum auct.
Ormocarpum discolor Vatke
Ormocarpum mimosoides S.Moore
Ormocarpum pubescens auct.
Ormocarpum kirkii is a shrub or small tree growing 2 - 9 metres tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild as a local source of food, medicines and wood.
Tropical east Africa - Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, southeastern DR Congo, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, northern S. Africa.
Acacia-Commiphora or coastal bushland; dry bushed grassland; less often in open grassland; sometimes on termite mounds; at elevations from sea level to 1,700 metres[
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This species possibly hybridizes with O. Trichocarpum in the wild[
The dried leaves are pounded and sieved. This powder is stirred into warm water, which is then boiled while stirring to form a thick paste, which may then be mixed with pounded groundnuts and eaten with a staple food such as ugali or rice[
Ash from the plant is rubbed onto swollen parts of the body after scarification in order to reduce oedema and relieve allergic conditions[
The roots are used to treat rheumatism and stomach problems[
The crushed leaves are rubbed on to the forehead to treat headache[
The wood is used for walking sticks and poles[
The wood is used for fuel[
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