Anaphrenium paniculosum (Sond.) Engl.
Heeria paniculosa (Sond.) Kuntze
Rhus paniculosa Sond.
Ozoroa paniculosa is an evergreen, much-branched shrub or a tree; it can grow from 0.5 - 10 metres tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of glue and beads.
Southern Africa - Namibia, Botswana, southern Mozambique, Swaziland, S. Africa.
Open savannah woodlands, in rocky and sandy places; at elevations from near sea level to 2,400 metres[
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A decoction of the roots is considered to be an effective remedy for persistent coughing and chest pains[
The small, kidney-shaped black fruits are often dried and used as beads in necklaces and protective charms[
A glue can be extracted from the roots[
]. Small, superficial cuts are made in the outer layer of the root - the roots are then left close to a fire for a while which causes the glue to exude from the incisions[
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