Pycnocoma littoralis is a sparingly branched or single-stemmed shrub or sometimes becoming a tree; it usually grows 3 - 6 metres tall, occasionally to 10 metres. The leaves are crowded towards the ends of the branches[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.
This species is restricted to areas of dry coastal forest, often on coral. The plant is classified as 'Vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
East tropical Africa - Kenya, Tanzania.
Dry coastal forest, often on coral, or by water inland; at elevations below 90 metres[
A root decoction is drunk to expel a retained placenta[
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