Bergbaroe, Kambaroo, Kambro(Afr.)
There are 6 species of Fockea, (with numerous synonyms) found in tropical, Eastern and Southern Africa. They have swollen, sometimes warty, tubers, which in their habitat grow underground, and branching stems with opposite leaves. The stems readily exude a milky latex when bruised, said to be poisonous. The Kambro or Fockea edilus have an edible root, which is sweet and bread-like.