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finger-root

Uvaria chamae

Uvaria chamae, commonly known as finger root or bush banana is a climbing large shrub or small tree native to tropical West and Central Africa where it grows in wet and dry forests and coastal scrublands. The common name refers to the fruit growing in its small bunches; the fruit is edible and widely eaten. U. chamae is a medicinal plant used throughout its range to treat fevers and has antibiotic properties.

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