Smeathmannia laevigata is an erect, branched, evergreen shrub with slender branches or a small tree; it can grow up to 10 metres tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local medicinal use. It is very ornamental, especially when in flower, and is grown in greenhouses in the temperate zone[
West tropical Africa - Senegal to Sierra Leone.
Fringing forest and scrub land[
|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
The astringent fruit pulp is sometimes eaten[
A bark decoction is taken to treat dysentery[
The macerated leaves, or a decoction of leafy stems, are used in baths or taken orally to treat fever, back pain and headache[
A decoction of twigs is used externally to treat sores and eye troubles[
Cuttings of half-ripe wood[
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