BOTANIC DESCRIPTION. Dacryodes edulis is a medium-sized, evergreen tree attaining a height of. m in the forest but not exceeding 12 m in plantations. Abstract Dacryodes edulis is a dioecious, shade loving, evergreen tree, indigenous to the Gulf of Guinea and widely cultivated in other tropical parts of Africa for. PDF | Dacroydes edulis is a plant with many trado-therapeutic seeds are used traditionally as a remedy for stomach problems like.

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Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. There are 14 study abstracts related to Dacryodes edulis G. You will receive a range of benefits including: The main use of D.

These and other compounds such as phellandrene, cadinol, sabinene, p-cymene, dimethyl sulfide and hexanal were found to be responsible darcyodes various odours of the plant Jirovetz et al. The edible fruit to which the plant owes its principal values is a rich source of nutrients such as lipids, vitamins and protein.

Characterization of avocado pear Persea americana and African pear Dacryodes edulis extracts. Lost Crops of Africa: Research Journal of Medicinal Plants Volume 5 1: There are citation in scholarly articles related to Dacryodes edulis G.


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Uses, management, and economic potential of Dacryodes edulis Burseraceae in the humid lowlands of Cameroon. QR Codes are barcodes that can be read by mobile phone smartphone cameras. Germination starts about 2 weeks after sowing and is epigeal. Traditional medical practices among the igede people of Nigeria.

Unless sown within a week, germination and vigour are greatly reduced[ ]. Dacryodes edulis occurs naturally in the countries bordering the Gulf of Guinea.

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In Congo Brazzaville, the leaves are boiled with those of Lanata camaraCymbopogon citratus and Persea americana in water to form a decoction for treating malaria. The markets of non-timber forest products in the humid forest zone of Cameroon.

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Dacryodes edulis is very variable. The name of the genus comes from dacryodess Greek word for teardakruon. Akinola and Adenuga reported the presence of heavy metals on the fruit wall, with lead showing a toxic concentration and others such as cadmium and zinc falling below the maximum permissible concentration.

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Agroforestry potential of Dacryodes edulis in the oil palm-cassava belt of southeastern Nigeria. In Africa, about 20 species have been found, all of section Pachylobus ; Gabon seems richest with approximately 10 species.


Eduliw alternate, imparipinnate; stipules absent; petiole up to 7. Cooked flesh of the fruit has a texture similar to butter.

This page was last edited on 29 Octoberat Domestication of Dacryodes edulis in West and Central Africa: The plant can be cultivated in a wide range of areas, since it adapts well to differences in day length, temperature, rainfall, soils and altitude[ ].

Disc is also 6 but lobed, surrounding the two-celled, glabrous ovary. The plant has long been used in the traditional medicine of some African countries to treat various ailments such as wound, skin diseases, dysentery and fever. Case study in Cameroon. For more information about QR Codes click here. Don have long been considered as the most unambiguous synonyms Boutelje, The bark of the plant has long been used to cicatrize wound in Gabon Walker and Silans, Most farmers report yields of 20—50 kg of fruit per tree.