This species is closely related to both Pycnocoma cornuta and Pycnocoma macrophylla. Intermediate forms between the three species exist, indicating that they could all be part of the same species[
Pycnocoma beillei A.Chev. ex Hutch. & Dalziel
Pycnocoma angustifolia is a shrub with rather slender branches; it can grow up to 3 metres tall. The leaves are crowded towards the ends of the branches[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.
West tropical Africa - Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cote D'Ivoire.
An understorey shrub of rainforests[
The root bark is strongly purgative[
]. It is considered to be too strong a medicine to administer to children[
]. To stop the purging, an adult patient to whom the root has been administered is given raw [?oil-]palm nut to eat[
The stem bark is ground, mixed with water and lemon juice and drunk as an emetic[
The sap is haemostatic[
If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here.