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Kola nut (1,755 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article

The term kola nut usually refers to the seeds of certain species of plant of the genus Cola, placed formerly in the cocoa family Sterculiaceae and now
Sceletium tortuosum (1,229 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Sceletium tortuosum is a succulent plant commonly found in South Africa, which is also known as Kanna, Channa, Kougoed (Kauwgoed/ 'kougoed', prepared from
Centella asiatica (1,022 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Centella asiatica, commonly known as Gotu Kola, brahmi, Indian pennywort and Asiatic pennywort, is a herbaceous, perennial plant in the flowering plant
Vachellia tortilis (571 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Vachellia tortilis, widely known as Acacia tortilis but now attributed to the genus Vachellia, is the umbrella thorn acacia, also known as umbrella thorn
Pomegranate ellagitannin (793 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The pomegranate ellagitannins, which include punicalagin isomers, are ellagitannins found in the sarcotestas, rind (peel), bark or heartwood of pomegranates
Myrtus (1,945 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Myrtus, with the common name myrtle, is a genus of flowering plants in the family Myrtaceae, described by Swedish botanist Linnaeus in 1753. Over 600 names
Alepidea peduncularis (103 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Alepidea peduncularis is an edible perennial herb native to the montane grasslands of East and South Africa. The plant bears a flowering stalk about 70 cm
Aframomum melegueta (1,499 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Aframomum melegueta is a species in the ginger family, Zingiberaceae, and closely related to cardamom. Its seeds are used as a spice (ground or whole);
Aframomum corrorima (839 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Aframomum corrorima is a species of flowering plant in the ginger family, Zingiberaceae. It's a herbaceous perennial that produces leafy stems 1-2 meters
Chenopodium album (1,448 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Chenopodium album is a fast-growing weedy annual plant in the genus Chenopodium. Though cultivated in some regions, the plant is elsewhere considered a
Kigelia (981 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Kigelia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Bignoniaceae. The genus consists of only one species, Kigelia africana, which occurs throughout tropical
Erythrophleum ivorense (389 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Erythrophleum ivorense is a species of leguminous tree in the genus Erythrophleum found in the rainforests of tropical West and Central Africa. The tree
Erythrophleum couminga (416 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Erythrophleum couminga is a species of leguminous tree in the genus Erythrophleum. It is endemic to the western coastal region of Madagascar, occurring
Boophone (550 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Boophone is a small genus of herbaceous, perennial and bulbous plants in the Amaryllis family (Amaryllidaceae, subfamily Amaryllidoideae.) It consists
Balanites aegyptiaca (1,338 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Balanites aegyptiaca (also known as the Egyptian balsam) is a species of tree, classified as a member of either the Zygophyllaceae or the Balanitaceae
Achyranthes aspera (733 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Achyranthes aspera (common names: chaff-flower, prickly chaff flower, devil's horsewhip, Sanskrit: अपामार्ग apāmārga) is a species of plant in the family
Senegalia mellifera (387 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
prized also for fuel and making charcoal. It is widely used in traditional African medicine. The plant contains the psychoactive chemical DMT. This tree
Dichrostachys cinerea (1,004 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Dichrostachys cinerea, known as sicklebush, Bell mimosa, Chinese lantern tree or Kalahari Christmas tree (South Africa), is a legume of the genus Dichrostachys
Solanum americanum (872 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Solanum americanum, commonly known as American black nightshade, small-flowered nightshade or glossy nightshade is a herbaceous flowering plant of wide
Toddalia (590 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Toddalia is a monotypic genus of flowering plants in the citrus family containing the single species Toddalia asiatica, which is known by the English common
Coleus amboinicus (1,413 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Coleus amboinicus, synonym Plectranthus amboinicus, is a semi-succulent perennial plant in the family Lamiaceae with a pungent oregano-like flavor and
Entada rheedii (498 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Entada rheedii, commonly known as African dream herb or snuff box sea bean, and as the cacoon vine in Jamaica, is a large woody liana or climber. Their
Momordica charantia (2,798 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Momordica charantia (colloquially: bitter melon; bitter apple; bitter gourd; bitter squash; balsam-pear; with many more names listed below) is a tropical
Amaranthus spinosus (457 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Amaranthus spinosus, commonly known as the spiny amaranth, spiny pigweed, prickly amaranth or thorny amaranth, is a plant is native to the tropical Americas
Vachellia karroo (1,005 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Vachellia karroo, commonly known as the Sweet thorn, is a species of acacia, native to southern Africa from southern Angola east to Mozambique, and south
Senegalia senegal (588 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Senegalia senegal (also known as Acacia senegal) is a small thorny deciduous tree from the genus Senegalia, which is known by several common names, including
Vernonia amygdalina (523 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Vernonia amygdalina, a member of the daisy family, is a small shrub that grows in tropical Africa. V. amygdalina typically grows to a height of 2–5 m (6
Leonotis leonurus (1,113 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Leonotis leonurus, also known as lion's tail and wild dagga, is a plant species in the mint family, Lamiaceae. The plant is a broadleaf evergreen large
Harpagophytum (1,329 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Harpagophytum (/ˌhɑːrpəˈɡɒfɪtəm/ HAR-pə-GOF-it-əm), also called grapple plant, wood spider, and most commonly devil's claw, is a genus of plants in the
Galinsoga parviflora (595 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Galinsoga parviflora is a herbaceous plant in the Asteraceae (daisy) family. It has several common names including guasca (Colombia), mielcilla (Costa
Spondias mombin (1,061 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Spondias mombin, also known as yellow mombin or hog plum is a species of tree and flowering plant in the family Anacardiaceae. It is native to the tropical
Milicia excelsa (1,548 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Milicia excelsa is a tree species from the genus Milicia of the family Moraceae. It is one of two species (the other being Milicia regia) yielding timber
Cyclopia (plant) (1,131 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article
Cyclopia, the honeybush, or heuningbos in Afrikaans, is a genus of some 20 species of flowering plants in the legume family Fabaceae, subfamily Faboideae
Encephalartos altensteinii (328 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Encephalartos altensteinii is a palm-like cycad in the family Zamiaceae. It is endemic to South Africa. The species name altensteinii commemorates Altenstein
Vachellia sieberiana (619 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Vachellia sieberiana, until recently known as Acacia sieberiana and commonly known as the paperbark thorn or paperbark acacia, is a tree native to southern
Bridelia micrantha (506 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Bridelia micrantha, the mitzeeri or the coastal golden-leaf, is a tree in the family Phyllanthaceae and is native to tropical and southern Africa as well
Ficus sur (976 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Ficus sur, with the common names Cape fig and broom cluster fig, is a widespread Afrotropical species of cauliflorous fig. The tree is found from Cape
Sideroxylon inerme (636 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Sideroxylon inerme (aMasethole or white milkwood, Afrikaans: wit-melkhout, Xhosa: Ximafana, Zulu: Umakhwelafingqane) is a Southern African coastal tree
Chrysopogon zizanioides (3,069 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Chrysopogon zizanioides, commonly known as vetiver and khus, is a perennial bunchgrass of the family Poaceae. Vetiver is most closely related to Sorghum
Tabernaemontana crassa (186 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Tabernaemontana crassa is a plant in the dogbane family Apocynaceae, native to tropical Africa. Tabernaemontana crassa grows as a shrub or small tree up
Cussonia spicata (242 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
Zambia and northwards into tropical Africa. It has been used in traditional African medicine and its medicinal properties are being investigated. A bark decoction
Acokanthera schimperi (336 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
poison on its fur and becomes poisonous. It is also used in traditional African medicine. In Ethiopia, for example, Acokanthera schimperi leaves have
Deinbollia oblongifolia (637 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Deinbollia oblongifolia is a shrub or small tree in the family Sapindaceae. It is commonly known as the dune soap-berry and is found in coastal vegetation
Crassocephalum (654 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Crassocephalum is a genus the common names of whose members include ragleaf, thickhead, and bologi. Several species are raised as leaf vegetables and used
Ochrosia oppositifolia (183 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Ochrosia oppositifolia grows as a small to medium-sized tree up to 25 metres (82 ft) tall, with a trunk diameter of up to 50 centimetres (20 in). Its flowers
Halleria lucida (408 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
and fruits of Halleria lucida are an important component of traditional African medicine. In addition, it has a function in traditional Zulu religion
Amaranthus dubius (297 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Amaranthus dubius, the red spinach, Chinese spinach, (simplified Chinese: 苋菜; traditional Chinese: 莧菜; pinyin: xiàncài), spleen amaranth, hon-toi-moi,
Rumex hypogaeus (450 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Rumex hypogaeus (synonym Emex australis), commonly known in English as southern threecornerjack, devil's thorn,[citation needed] or double gee (also doublegee
Strophanthus sarmentosus (199 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Strophanthus sarmentosus grows as either a deciduous shrub or as a liana up to 40 metres (130 ft) long, with a stem diameter up to 15 centimetres (6 in)
Xylopia aethiopica (615 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Xylopia aethiopica is an evergreen, aromatic tree, of the Annonaceae family that can grow up to 20m high. It is a native to the lowland rainforest and
Garcinia kola (595 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Garcinia kola (bitter kola (a name sometimes also used for G. afzelii) is a species of flowering plant belonging to the Mangosteen genus Garcinia of the
Terminalia schimperiana (430 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Terminalia schimperiana is a species of Terminalia, native to tropical Africa from Guinea and Sierra Leone east to Uganda and Ethiopia. It is a broadleaved
Tabernaemontana pachysiphon (156 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Tabernaemontana pachysiphon grows as a shrub or small tree up to 15 metres (50 ft) tall, with a trunk diameter of up to 40 centimetres (16 in). Its fragrant
Tabernaemontana coffeoides (160 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Tabernaemontana coffeoides is a species of flowering plant in the Apocynaceae family. It grows as a shrub or small tree up to 10 metres (33 ft) tall, with
Acokanthera oblongifolia (241 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Acokanthera oblongifolia (commonly known as African wintersweet, dune poison bush, Hottentot's poison, poison arrow plant or wintersweet) is a plant in
Hunteria zeylanica (184 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Hunteria zeylanica grows as either an evergreen shrub or as a tree up to 15 metres (49 ft) tall, with a trunk diameter of up to 34.5 centimetres (13.6 in)
Khaya anthotheca (486 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Khaya anthotheca, with the common name East African mahogany, is a large tree species in the Meliaceae family, native to tropical Africa. The name anthotheca
Hoodia gordonii (1,664 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Hoodia gordonii, also known as Bushman's hat, is a leafless spiny succulent plant supposed to have therapeutic properties in folk medicine. It grows naturally
Pterocarpus soyauxii (326 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Pterocarpus soyauxii, the African padauk or African coralwood, is a species of Pterocarpus in the family Fabaceae, native to central and tropical west
Prunus africana (2,507 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Prunus africana, the African cherry, has a wide distribution in Africa, occurring in montane regions of central and southern Africa and on the islands
Momordica balsamina (341 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Momordica balsamina is a tendril-bearing annual vine native to the tropical regions of Africa, introduced and invasive in Asia, Australia, Central America
Ocotea bullata (530 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Ocotea bullata, (stinkwood or black stinkwood, Afrikaans: Stinkhout, Xhosa: Umhlungulu, Zulu: Umnukane) is a species of flowering tree native to South
Solanum aculeastrum (571 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Solanum aculeastrum is commonly known as soda apple, sodaapple nightshade, goat apple, poison apple, or more ambiguously as "bitter-apple". It is a poisonous
Pappea (758 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Pappea capensis is a South African tree in the family Sapindaceae. It is the only species in the genus Pappea. Common names include Jacket plum, Indaba
Plumbago zeylanica (451 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Plumbago zeylanica, commonly known as Ceylon leadwort, doctorbush or wild leadwort, is a species of plumbago with a pantropical distribution. Carl Linnaeus
Dacryodes edulis (1,076 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Dacryodes edulis is a fruit tree native to Africa, sometimes called safou (Cameroon), atanga (Equatorial Guinea and Gabon), ube (Nigeria), African pear
Elytropappus rhinocerotis (238 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
grazed) plants. Elytropappus rhinocerotis is a medicinal plant in traditional African medicine. The young tips of the branches are used in traditional medicine
Strophanthus divaricatus (159 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Strophanthus divaricatus is a liana or sarmentose shrub that can grow up to 4.5 metres (15 ft) tall, with a trunk diameter of up to 4 centimetres (1.6 in)
Pleiocarpa mutica (243 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Pleiocarpa mutica is a plant in the family Apocynaceae. Pleiocarpa mutica grows as a shrub or small tree up to 7.5 metres (25 ft) tall, with a stem diameter
Baissea multiflora (162 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Baissea multiflora is a plant in the family Apocynaceae. Baissea multiflora grows as a shrub up to 6 metres (20 ft) tall or as a liana up to 30 m (100 ft)
Eriocephalus (731 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Eriocephalus is a genus of African flowering plants in the daisy family. The genus Eriocephalus appears in the Species Plantarum of Carl Linnaeus, item
Tulbaghia violacea (606 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Tulbaghia violacea, known as society garlic (also known as pink agapanthus, wild garlic, sweet garlic, spring bulbs, or spring flowers) is a species of
Lonchocarpus laxiflorus (511 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Lonchocarpus laxiflorus is a species of legume in the family Fabaceae. The tree grows to 4–8 meters in height, has grey or yellowish bark and compound
Helichrysum petiolare (1,637 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
anti-inflammatory properties. In South Africa it forms a component of traditional African medicine. The leaves and twigs are boiled and prepared as a sort of tea
Viscum capense (106 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
by birds. The plant is poisonous but is nonetheless used in traditional African medicine, the plant being boiled to make a tea that is used to soothe
Rhoicissus digitata (78 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Rhoicissus digitata (the baboon grape or the dune grape) is a vigorous, evergreen vine that is indigenous to southern Africa. It is increasingly popular
Rauvolfia mannii (122 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Rauvolfia mannii grows as a shrub or small tree up to 8 metres (26 ft) tall. Its fragrant flowers feature white to pink or red-brown, or yellow corolla
Lonchocarpus laxiflorus (511 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Lonchocarpus laxiflorus is a species of legume in the family Fabaceae. The tree grows to 4–8 meters in height, has grey or yellowish bark and compound
Hunteria umbellata (186 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Hunteria umbellata grows as either a shrub or small tree up to 22 metres (72 ft) tall, with a trunk diameter of up to 40 centimetres (16 in). Its flowers
Vachellia nilotica subsp. nilotica (198 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Vachellia nilotica subsp. nilotica (commonly known as Egyptian thorn, prickly acacia, scented thorn or scented-pod acacia) is a perennial tree native to
Podocarpus henkelii (487 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Podocarpus henkelii (Henkel's yellowwood, Afrikaans: Henkel-se-Geelhout, Xhosa: Umsonti, Zulu: Umsonti) is a South African species of conifer in the family
Bambusa vulgaris (2,696 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Bambusa vulgaris, common bamboo, is an open-clump type bamboo species. It is native to Indochina and to the province of Yunnan in southern China, but it
Holarrhena floribunda (242 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Holarrhena floribunda, commonly known as the false rubber tree, conessi bark or kurchi bark, is a plant in the family Apocynaceae. Holarrhena floribunda
Senegalia polyacantha subsp. campylacantha (164 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Senegalia polyacantha subsp. campylacantha is a perennial tree native to Africa. Common names for it are whitethorn and witdoring. It is not listed as
Tetrapleura tetraptera (317 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Tetrapleura tetraptera is a species of flowering plant in the pea family native to Western Africa. The plant is called Prekese (or, more correctly, Prɛkɛsɛ
Strophanthus amboensis (147 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Strophanthus amboensis is a plant in the dogbane family Apocynaceae. Strophanthus amboensis grows as a deciduous shrub up to 4 metres (13 ft) tall, or
Voacanga thouarsii (172 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Voacanga thouarsii, the wild frangipani, is a species of small tree in the family Apocynaceae. Voacanga thouarsii grows as a small tree up to 20 metres
Tabernaemontana elegans (364 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Tabernaemontana elegans, the toad tree, is a shrub or small tree in the family Apocynaceae. It is native to eastern Africa. Tabernaemontana elegans grows
Petchia madagascariensis (168 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Petchia madagascariensis is a plant in the family Apocynaceae. Petchia madagascariensis grows as a shrub or small tree up to 10 metres (33 ft) tall, with
Borututu (191 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Borotutu is traditional medicine made from the African tree Cochlospermum angolense. As the name indicates, it is widespread in parts of Angola, where
Agathosma betulina (458 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Agathosma betulina (previously Barosma betulina) is a flowering plant in the family Rutaceae, native to the lower elevation mountains of western South
Salix mucronata (146 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Salix mucronata (commonly called the Cape silver willow or Safsaf willow) is a tall, graceful, evergreen willow tree. It grows along riverbanks in South
Alchornea floribunda (324 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Alchornea floribunda is a plant native to tropical Africa. The plant is locally known as Niando. Alchornea floribunda is a large, straggly shrub that grows
Tabernaemontana ventricosa (243 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Tabernaemontana ventricosa (commonly known as forest toad-tree or small-fruited toad-tree) is a plant in the family Apocynaceae. It grows as a shrub or
Erythrophleum africanum (139 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Erythrophleum africanum, the African blackwood, is a legume species in the genus Erythrophleum found in Savannahs of tropical Africa. It produces a gum
Pelargonium inquinans (455 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Pelargonium inquinans, the scarlet geranium, is a species of plant in the genus Pelargonium (family Geraniaceae), that is indigenous to the south-western
Acalypha fruticosa (153 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Acalypha fruticosa is a species of flowering plant in the botanical family Euphorbiaceae. It occurs widely in East and southern Africa where it is eaten
Margaritaria discoidea (1,105 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Margaritaria discoidea is a tree in the family Phyllanthaceae, commonly known as the pheasant-berry, egossa red pear or bushveld peacock-berry. These trees
Strophanthus speciosus (247 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Strophanthus speciosus, commonly known as the forest poison rope, is a tree, shrub or woody climber which is native to southern Africa. Strophanthus speciosus
Aloiampelos commixta (1,102 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Aloiampelos commixta is a flowering plant in the Asphodelaceae family. It is commonly called Table Mountain aloe, and is a rare succulent plant that is
Strophanthus welwitschii (142 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Strophanthus welwitschii grows as a deciduous shrub or small tree up to 5 metres (16 ft) tall, or as a liana up to 8 metres (26 ft) long, with a stem diameter
Senna italica (992 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Senna italica, the Port Royal senna, Italian senna, or Senegal senna is a legume tree in the genus Senna. It is recognized by many other common names based
Acalypha integrifolia (93 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Acalypha integrifolia is a species of flowering plant in the botanical family Euphorbiaceae. It is locally used as a medicinal plant. Leaf decoctions are
Solenostemma (237 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Solenostemma is a group of plants in the family Apocynaceae first described as a genus in 1825. It contains only one known species, Solenostemma argel
Erianthemum dregei (299 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Erianthemum dregei is a species of parasitic plant in the family Loranthaceae, and is commonly known as the hairy mistletoe or wood flower. These plants
Alchornea cordifolia (244 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
Africa, it can grow up to 8 metres tall. The plant is used in traditional African medicine. Common name is the Christmas bush. The leaves, roots and stem
Terminalia macroptera (392 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Terminalia macroptera is a species of flowering plant in the Combretaceae known by the Hausa common name kwandari. It is native to Africa, where it can
Acalypha ornata (130 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Acalypha ornata is a species in the botanical family Euphorbiaceae. In Africa it is widely used as a medicinal plant. The stems are used as fibres for
Shea nut and butter production in Burkina Faso (1,518 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Vitellaria paradoxa (the shea tree) is extremely important in Burkina Faso. Termed "women's gold" by Burkinabé villagers, the nuts of shea tree can be
Hannoa (109 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Hannoa is a genus of plant in the family Simaroubaceae. It contains the following species (but this list may be incomplete): Hannoa kitombetombe Hannoa
Euphorbia candelabrum (1,277 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Euphorbia candelabrum is a succulent species of plant in the family Euphorbiaceae, one of several plants commonly known as candelabra tree. It is closely
Cayratia debilis (138 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Cayratia debilis is a species of flowering plant in the Vitaceae family. It is native to equatorial Africa. It has herbaceous or slightly woody vines,
Aerva lanata (653 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Aerva lanata, the mountain knotgrass, is a woody, prostrate or succulent, perennial herb in the family Amaranthaceae, native to Asia, Africa. It has been
Alafia landolphioides (139 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Alafia landolphioides grows as a liana up to 20 metres (66 ft) long, with a stem diameter of up to 2.5 centimetres (1 in). Its fragrant flowers feature
Monodora myristica (789 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Monodora myristica, the calabash nutmeg, is a tropical tree of the family Annonaceae or custard apple family of flowering plants. It is native to Angola
Acalypha villicaulis (85 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Acalypha villicaulis is a species in the botanical family Euphorbiaceae. In tropical Africa it is widely used as a medicinal plant. Acalypha villicaulis
Cyclopia intermedia (71 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Cyclopia intermedia is a species of flowering plant in the legume family. So called honeybush tea is made from fermented leaves and stems of this plant
Alafia lucida (155 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Alafia lucida is a plant in the family Apocynaceae. Alafia lucida grows as a liana up to 45 metres (150 ft) long, with a stem diameter of up to 18 centimetres
Physalis viscosa (209 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Physalis viscosa is a species of flowering plant in the nightshade family known by many common names, including starhair groundcherry, stellate ground-cherry
Acalypha ciliata (138 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Acalypha ciliata is a species in the botanical family Euphorbiaceae. It occurs widely in Africa where it is eaten as a vegetable, or fed to animals. In
Microloma (742 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Microloma is a small genus of Ceropegia-like twiners and twiggy bushes occurring in mainly arid or fynbos regions in South Africa. They are generally nondescript
Acalypha psilostachya (79 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Acalypha psilostachya is a species in the botanical family Euphorbiaceae. In East Africa it is used as a medicinal plant. Acalypha psilostachya occurs
Wrightia demartiniana (120 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Wrightia demartiniana is a plant in the dogbane family Apocynaceae. Wrightia demartiniana grows as a shrub or small tree up to 5 metres (16 ft) tall. Its
Rauvolfia media (97 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Rauvolfia media grows as a shrub or small tree up to 10 metres (33 ft) tall. Its fragrant flowers feature white to dull yellow corolla lobes. Its habitat
Rhoicissus tomentosa (377 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Rhoicissus tomentosa (or the Cape grape) is a vigorous, evergreen vine that is indigenous to the afro-montane forests of southern Africa. It is increasingly
Canthium inerme (473 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Canthium inerme (Turkey-berry) is a tough, adaptable medium-sized tree from South Africa. It bears small edible fruits and has a variety of uses in traditional
Boswellia dalzielii (101 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Boswellia dalzielii is a tree species in the genus Boswellia found in Africa. The bark of this plant is used in traditional medicines. Gallic and protocatechuic
Begonia sutherlandii (314 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Begonia sutherlandii, known as the Sutherland begonia and as iwozya in Kimalila, Tanzania, is a tuberous flowering perennial plant in the family Begoniaceae
Detarium senegalense (1,540 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Detarium senegalense is a leguminous tree in the subfamily Detarioideae. Unlike most members of the family, it produces globular fruits. Its common names
Strophanthus preussii (214 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Strophanthus preussii, the Preuss' strophanthus, is a plant in the dogbane family Apocynaceae. Strophanthus preussii grows as an evergreen liana up to
Motandra guineensis (177 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Motandra guineensis grows as a climbing shrub or liana up to 40 metres (130 ft) long, with a stem diameter of up to 10 centimetres (3.9 in). Its fragrant
Strophanthus boivinii (148 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Strophanthus boivinii, the wood shaving flower, is a species of plant in the family Apocynaceae. Strophanthus boivinii grows as a deciduous shrub or small
Pycnobotrya (223 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Pycnobotrya is a monotypic genus of plant in the family Apocynaceae found in tropical Africa. As of August 2013[update] the World Checklist of Selected
Bauhinia petersiana (337 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Bauhinia petersiana, the Kalahari white bauhinia, is a species of shrubs from family Fabaceae found in Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho
Leonotis ocymifolia (105 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Leonotis ocymifolia, occasionally referred to as the minaret flower, is a flowering plant of the mint family, Lamiaceae. The plant is used in Ethiopian
Cochlospermum angolense (97 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Cochlospermum angolense is a tree in the family Bixaceae. It is native to Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. An extract of the tree's bark
Craspidospermum (227 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Craspidospermum is a monotypic genus of plant in the family Apocynaceae endemic to Madagascar. As of August 2013[update] the World Checklist of Selected
Aloe buettneri (568 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Aloe buettneri is a species of succulent plant in the family Asphodelaceae. It is found in West Africa and is known for its medicinal uses. Aloe buettneri
Pleioceras barteri (110 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Pleioceras barteri grows as a shrub, liana or small tree up to 4 metres (13 ft) tall. Its flowers feature dark red or violet corolla lobes with yellow
Catharanthus trichophyllus (357 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Catharanthus trichophyllus is a species of flowering plant in the family Apocynaceae. It is endemic to Madagascar, where it is most common in northern
Strophanthus eminii (224 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Strophanthus eminii is a species of flowering plant in the Apocynaceae family. It is referred to by the common name Emin's strophanthus, and grows as a
Oncinotis glabrata (159 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Oncinotis glabrata grows as a climbing shrub or liana up to 50 metres (160 ft) long, with a stem diameter of up to 12 centimetres (4.7 in). Its fragrant
Pelargonium cucullatum (1,854 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Pelargonium cucullatum is a hairy, upright, branching, perennial shrub, of 1–2 m (3.3–6.6 ft) high, that has been assigned to the cranesbill family. It
Baissea axillaris (143 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Baissea axillaris is a plant in the family Apocynaceae. Baissea axillaris is a climbing shrub that intertwines into the surrounding vegetation for support
Catharanthus lanceus (125 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Catharanthus lanceus grows as a perennial herb up to 1 metre (3 ft) tall. Its fragrant flowers feature white or cream corolla lobes turning pink, reddish-violet
Balanites wilsoniana (557 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Balanites wilsoniana is a species of fruit-bearing tree from west and central Africa from the caltrop family (Zygophyllaceae). Balanites wilsoniana is
Alafia multiflora (140 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Alafia multiflora is a plant in the family Apocynaceae. Alafia multiflora grows as a liana up to 40 metres (130 ft) long, with a stem diameter of up to
Schizozygia (224 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Schizozygia is a monotypic genus of plant in the family Apocynaceae found in tropical Africa and the Comoros. As of July 2020[update], Plants of the World
Alafia barteri (136 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Alafia barteri is a plant in the family Apocynaceae. Alafia barteri grows as a liana up to 35 metres (115 ft) long, with a stem diameter of up to 3 centimetres
Citropsis articulata (261 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Citropsis articulata, known commonly as the African cherry orange, West African cherry orange, Uganda cherry orange, and locally as omuboro, is a species
Balanites angolensis (379 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Balanites angolensis, or Angolan green-thorn, is a species of tree from southern Africa, it is a member of the caltrop family, Zygophyllaceae. Balanites
Balanites pedicellaris (428 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Balanites pedicellaris, the small green-thorn or small torchwood is a small tree or shrub from Sub-Saharan Africa. It is a member of the caltrop family
Urtica massaica (207 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Urtica massaica is a species of flowering plant in the Urticaceae (nettle family) known by many English names, including Maasai stinging nettle and forest
Boerhavia erecta (853 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Boerhavia erecta, commonly known as the erect spiderling or the erect boerhavia, is one of more than 100 species in the genus Boerhavia L. Boerhavia erecta
Mikania natalensis (308 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Mikania natalensis, the Natal Mikania, is a plant in the family Asteraceae, and is native to Africa. It is found on forest margins from the Eastern Cape
Boscia senegalensis (2,103 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Boscia senegalensis, commonly known as hanza, is a member of the family Capparaceae. The plant originated from West Africa. Still a traditional food plant
Callichilia barteri (130 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Callichilia barteri grows as a shrub up to 3 metres (9.8 ft) tall. Its fragrant flowers feature a white corolla. Fruit is yellow to orange with paired
Strophanthus courmontii (124 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Strophanthus courmontii grows as a deciduous liana up to 22 metres (72 ft) long or as a shrub up to 4 metres (13 ft) tall, with a stem diameter up to 10
Hunteria congolana (108 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Hunteria congolana grows as either a shrub or a tree up to 20 metres (66 ft) tall, with a trunk diameter of up to 30 centimetres (12 in). Its flowers feature
Hyena (5,773 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
cultures associate them with witchcraft, using their body parts in traditional African medicine. Hyenas originated in the jungles of Miocene Eurasia 22 million
Allanblackia floribunda (447 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
flowering plant in the family Clusiaceae that has been long used in traditional African medicine to treat hypertension. It is a common understory tree in rain-forests
Tamarind (2,756 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
2010). "Tamarindus Indica L. (Fabaceae): Patterns of Use in Traditional African Medicine". Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 127 (3): 573–588. doi:10.1016/j
Rubiaceae (4,229 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
The bark of the species Breonadia salicina have been used in traditional African medicine for many years. The leaves of the Kratom plant (Mitragyna speciosa)
Breonadia (942 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
this experiment it was rainfall). Breonadia salicina is used in traditional African medicine. Mainly people use the bark to fight diarrhea and other stomach/digestive
Boophone disticha (646 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
of equine piroplasmosis. The bulb has a wide range of uses in traditional African medicine. It contains alkaloids such as lycorine, buphanine, buphanitine
Healthcare in Ghana (3,141 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
no modern health care. Patients in these areas either rely on traditional African medicine, or travel great distances for health care. In 2005, Ghana spent
Tamarindo (drink) (2,497 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article
(2010-02-17). "Tamarindus indica L. (Fabaceae): Patterns of use in traditional African medicine". Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 127 (3): 573–588. doi:10.1016/j
George Museum (2,006 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
that people developed in Africa millions of years back. Thus traditional African medicine is the oldest and most tested type of medicine. Through hundreds