Native to tropical America, this invasive plant is now a serious weed on roadsides throughout East Africa at altitude up to 1900m.
Dry black fruits can be eaten. (Not the fresh green ones !)
Leaves have medicinal uses.
This new leaf is growing at the bottom of this tree.
Liane 2 m
Lamiales is an order in the asterid group of dicotyledonous flowering plants. It includes approximately 24,000species divided into about 20 families. Well-known or economically important members of this order include lavender, lilac, olive, jasmine, the ash tree, teak, snapdragon, sesame, psyllium, garden sage, and a number of table herbs such as mint, basil, and rosemary.