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Landolphia owariensis


Landolphia owariensis

Family: Apocynaceae

It grows as a shrub in the savannah, but when growing in the forest becomes a huge climbing plant, producing stems that climb over other plants in the forest and can reach a length of 100 meters or more with a basal diameter of 30cm. The fruit is commonly harvested from the wild and is highly esteemed and used for human consumption, and are either eaten fresh or fermented into an alcoholic beverage Latex can be extracted from this plant for the manufacture of natural rubber.

Sowing instructions: Seed should be sown in spring or during summer, in a well-drained seedling mix, and need only be covered lightly with the sowing mix, clean coarse sand or milled bark. The trays should be kept moist in a warm but shaded position.

Locality: Ex Hort. Harvest: January 2024


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