Vangueriopsis longiflora is a tree growing about 13 metres tall[
The edible fruit is gathered from the wild for local use. The tree also supplies timber and fuel for local use and is sometimes planted to provide shade and bee forage[
Eastern Africa - Tanzania.
Lowland forests and thickets[
|Other Uses Rating||
|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
A plant of tropical areas, where it is found at elevations up to 1,200 metres. The mean annual rainfall is approximately 2,000 - 2,500mm, with a dry period of about four months, when each month receives 50 mm of rain on average, and
months of no rain are frequent[
- Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden. Vol 75
- Missouri Botanical Garden: Boston.
- Contains, amongst other things, an article on the flora of Tanzania, a treatment of the genus Xyris and one for the Panamanian Boraginaceae. It can be downloaded from the internet.
The fruits are edible[
The wood is white and perishable. It is used for firewood and domestic utensils[
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