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Useful Tropical Plants

Pavetta edentula

Sond.

Rubiaceae

+ Synonyms

Ixora edentula (Sond.) Kuntze

Pavetta disarticulata Galpin

Common Name:

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General Information

Pavetta edentula is an evergreen shrub or small tree that can grow up to 5 metres tall. The plant has a thick, corky bark and gives the impression of being a succulent[
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southern Africa - Mozambique, Swaziland, S. Africa

Habitat

Often found on rocky hillsides, singly or in bush clumps, rarely on the margin of riverine forest[
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Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Shrub
Height3.00 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

A plant of the moist subtropical zone in eastern Africa, just moving into the tropical areas of Mozambique.

Many Pavetta species, including this one, produce leaves with bacterial nodes - these bacteria live in symbiosis with the plant and pass into any seeds that are produced, thus seedlings are already inocculated with the bacteria[
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Edible Uses

Leaves - cooked and eaten as a vegetable[
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Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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