Diphaca trichocarpa Taub.
Ormocarpum setosum Burtt Davey
Saldania acanthocarpa Sim
Ormocarpum trichocarpum is a shrub or small tree growing from 1 - 5 metres tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild as a local source of food, medicines and wood.
East tropical Africa - Ethiopia, Somalia, Uganda, Kenya, eastern DR Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, northern S. Africa
Brachystegia, Acacia or Colophospermum woodland and savannah at elevations from 50 - 1,400 metres[
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This species possibly hybridizes with O. Kirkii 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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