Pergularia africana N.E.Br.
Pergularia sanguinolenta Britten
Pergularia tacazzeana Chiov.
Telosma tacazzeanum (Chiov.) Chiov.
Telosma africana is a climbing plant growing up to 7 metres tall. The stems twine into the surrounding vegetation for support.
A resin from the plant is sometimes gathered from the wild and used as an adulterant of 'Dragon's Blood'.
Africa - S. Africa. Naturalized in many parts of Tropical Africa.
Riverine or damper deciduous forest.
An extract from the plant is used to adulterate 'Dragon's Blood' (Dracaena spp.)[
- Dictionary of Economic Plants.
- Uphof. J. C. Th.
- An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
]. Dragon's blood is a red resin that has medicinal applications and is also used as a varnish; for staining wood in items such as violins; for embalming the dead[
- Plants for a Future
- Ken Fern
- Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
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