What is the plant
Cyphostemma currorii is a succulent tree belonging to the family Vitaceae and reaching a height of 6 meters or more. This plant is also known as cobas tree and butter tree. Cyphostemma currorii is found in hot, arid rocky places.
Cyphostemma currorii grows in a vast area from southern Angola to north-western and west-central Namibia and is common on the Windhoek district and is most noteworthy on outcrops in the Karibib area as well as being common on the Brandberg. Most common on the north-central plateau. It is often localised. This species is found in hot, arid rocky outcrops, often growing on steep slopes. The foliage and fruit of this genus are rich in oxalic acid, so that the leaves are shunned by browsers, though the fruit is relished by baboons and monkeys. Cyphostemma currorii is potentially threatened by the pachycaul trade.
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