Cola Lepidota


Genus : Cola

Discover the exotic Cola Lepidota Fruit Plant and indulge in its delightful flavors. This rare tropical plant produces small, round fruits with a sweet and tangy taste. Perfect for snacking or adding a unique twist to beverages and desserts.

Cola lepidota is a small tree that belongs to the Malvaceae family, native to West and Central Africa. It is commonly known as the “bitter cola” due to its bitter taste and is highly valued for its medicinal and cultural uses.

The tree grows up to 20 meters tall with smooth, grayish bark and leaves that are dark green and glossy. Its flowers are small, pink, and are followed by capsules containing seeds that are similar in appearance to coffee beans. These seeds are the bitter cola nut, which is a popular ingredient in traditional medicine, cultural practices, and used as a stimulant.

The bitter cola nut has a bitter taste due to the presence of caffeine and theobromine, and is commonly chewed or brewed into a tea. It is believed to have several health benefits, including improving digestion, reducing inflammation, and boosting energy levels. It is also a popular ingredient in traditional religious practices, such as offering it as a gift to ancestors or deities.

Cola lepidota is also valued for its timber, which is used for construction, furniture, and other applications. The tree’s bark and leaves are also used in traditional medicine to treat various ailments, including malaria and diarrhea.

Overall, Cola lepidota is an important plant in West and Central African cultures and traditional medicine. Its bitter cola nut is highly valued for its medicinal and cultural uses, and the tree’s timber is an important resource for local communities


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