Carpolobia goetzei (PROTA)
Carpolobia goetzei Gürke
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Carpolobia goetzei Gürke, called ‘mtindapo’ in Swahili, is a shrub or small tree up to 5 m tall, occurring in rather dry forest and savanna woodland from eastern DR Congo and southern Sudan to Mozambique and northern Madagascar. Its wood is probably used for similar purposes as that of Carpolobia alba, and in East Africa its roots are used for similar medicinal purposes. In Mozambique the wood is used as firewood. Its fruits are eaten.
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Genetic resources and breeding
- Beentje, H.J., 1994. Kenya trees, shrubs and lianas. National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya. 722 pp.
- Neuwinger, H.D., 2000. African traditional medicine: a dictionary of plant use and applications. Medpharm Scientific, Stuttgart, Germany. 589 pp.
- Ruffo, C.K., Birnie, A. & Tengnäs, B., 2002. Edible wild plants of Tanzania. Technical Handbook No 27. Regional Land Management Unit/ SIDA, Nairobi, Kenya. 766 pp.
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Accessed 7 May 2020.
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