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Tetracarpidium conophorum (Plukenetia conophora)


Tetracarpidium conophorum. (Euphorbiaceae) It is a climbing shrub producing stems usually 3 – 15 metres long, though they can be up to 30 metres long. The plant is commonly used by local people in its native range, and is also sometimes cultivated for its oil-rich seeds. It is an edible seed that is widely cultivated for its delicacy. All parts of the plant have been used ethnomedically. Sowing : Sow seeds in summer in a well drained medium. Locality: Ex Hort. Harvest: October 2023


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