Thilachium africanum – Famine Foods

Thilachium africanum

Uses

Mozambique (Tambafa district). Tuberous roots are dug up, cleaned, peeled and cooked like cassava. They are reported to be toxic.

Additional Information

Name Authority:
Lour.
Vernaculars:
(Manyika/Shona): Chikanyelele
Misc:
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