Habitat: woody twining lianes from a large tuberous root-stock; of dry forest
Description: 3-6m vigorous climber, attractive heart-shaped leaves, panicles of yellow and reddish-purple fl Sp, med.
Uses: Used medicinally by the Zulu's and to make a beverage similar to ginger-beer.
Culture: Sow seed spring
USDA Zone: 10
This accession has been observed in bloom on:
Accession # 200100506
Source: Tim Devine - CSU Chico
Provenance: Plant rcvd from Tim Devine, CSU-Chico, originally grown from seed - Zimbabwe, 1986 Index Seminum #168
20AUG2012 - Plant listed as endangered in South Africa Red List (http://redlist.sanbi.org/species.php?species=2735-1), but genus is not even listed in IUCN Redlist.