Thomandersia laurifolia

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Thomandersia laurifolia
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Thomandersiaceae
Genus: Thomandersia
Species: T. laurifolia
Binomial name
Thomandersia laurifolia
T. Anderson ex Baill.

Thomandersia laurifolia is a small tree or shrub native to Central Africa. Some residents where the tree grows use the leaves of the plant for antiparasitic properties and to relieve fevers.[1] The western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) is known to eat the leaves of the plant, possibly also for pharmaceutical purposes, as the leaves are bitter.[1]


  1. ^ a b Wrangham, Richard; W. C. McGrew; Frans B. M. de Waal; Paul Heltne, eds. (1996). Chimpanzee Cultures. USA: Harvard University Press. p. 448. ISBN 978-0-674-11663-4.