Common poison rope – stropanthus kombe. In the same family as the beloved impala lilly, this is again an example of how deadly beauty can be. Stropanthus species are traditionally used for poisoning spears or arrows for hunting purposes in Africa. the arrow poison made from the seeds is well recorded in southern and eastern africa, said to bring down large game within 100 metres. Recorded from only a fewlocalities in the north eastern parts of south africa, the plant is widespread in tropical africa. This specimen i found in the Gonorezhou game reserve in Zimbabwe.