Baphia massaiensis is a shrub or small tree that can grow up to 10 metres tall.
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a coffee substitute and for making toothbrushes. The plant is quite attractive, producing flowers in attractive short sprays, these are white with a yellow spot at the base of the standard petal, and are sweetly jasmine-scented.
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Description for Baphia massaiensis
Plants grow best in sun in coastal areas or in semishaded areas. Baphia is a small genus of legumes that bear simple leaves.
Baphia is from the Greek word Î²Î¬Ï€Ï„Ï‰ ( "to dip" or "to dye"), referring to a red dye that is extracted from the heartwood of tropical species.
Planting and care
Plants grow best in sun in coastal areas or in semishaded areas.
Caring for Baphia massaiensis
- Plants grow best in sun in coastal areas or in semishaded areas.
Typical uses of Baphia massaiensis
Special features: Can be trimmed to keep in shape.
The branches are used as toothbrushes for cleaning the teeth.
A piece of branch approximately the length and thickness of an adult male finger is used, the end is frayed for use as the brush
Culinary use: The seed can be roasted, then ground to a powder and used to make a coffee according to some reports, whilst other reports deny this use
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