Strychnos cocculoides


Common Name:Natal orange
Description
Strychnos cocculoides is a shrub or small tree, 2-8 m high, with a compact, rounded crown; bark thick, creamy brown, deeply corky and ridged longitudinally; young branchlets reddish or blackish-purple, densely spreading-pubescent or rarely glabrous, usually longitudinally fissured; spines stout, sharp, curved downwards, axillary and paired. Read more
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Saba senegalensis


Common Name:Nsaban, kabaa
Description
Saba senegalensis is a liana up to 40 m long, often shrub like; trunk up to 20 cm in diameter. Bark rough or scaly. Leaves opposite, petiole 4-14.5 mm long; lamina 1.5-3 times as long as wide, apex rounded, obtuse, shortly acuminate or apiculate with 7-14 pairs of secondary veins, tertiary venation reticulate or scalariform, submarginal veins abundant. Read more
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Eragrostis tef


Common Name:Tef
Description
Eragrostis tef is an annual cereal grass belonging to the family of the Poaceae.Teff is a C4 plant and is an intermediate between a tropical and temperate grass.The name teff is thought to originate from the Amharic word teffa, which means “lost”.This probably refers to its tiny seeds, which have a diameter smaller than 1 mm.Teff is a fine-stemmed, tufted grass with large crowns and many tillers. Its roots are shallow, but develop a massive fibrous rooting system. Read more
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Detarium microcarpum


Common Name:Sweet Detar
Description
Detarium microcarpum (BambaraNtamajalan), commonly known as sweet detar, sweet dattock or tallow tree, is an under-utilized tree legume that grows naturally in the drier regions of West and Central Africa. It is a multipurpose species, with a wide range of uses due to its medicinal properties, edible fruit (eaten raw, cooked or made into flour with many uses of its own) and hardwood used as fuel-wood. Its many uses make it a valuable and appreciated species to local communities but further research and efforts are needed for its domestication… Read more
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