Canthium bibracteatum (Baker) Hiern
Plectronia bibracteata Baker
Pyrostria comorensis Bojer ex Baker
Pyrostria bibracteata is an evergreen shrub or tree, often with horizontal branching, growing from 2 - 10 metres tall[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of wood. It is sometimes grown as an ornamental[
Tropical Africa - Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Madagascar, Seychelles.
Bushland, bushed grassland or secondary bushland, in woodland or on forest edges at elevations from sea level to 900 metres[
]. Usually found on high water-table sandy soils, also on margins of evergreen rain forest[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Fruit - raw[
]. The fleshy fruit has a sweet flavour and is eaten as a snack[
]. The globose, yellow-red to black berries are up to 8mm in diameter, containing a single seed[
The wood is hard. It is used for building poles, withies, pegs and tool handles[
The wood is used for fuel[
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