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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The edible fruit, which bears high oil content, is a rich source of nutrients.
The symptoms range from dieback of branches and leaf and fruit drop, to necrotic spots and galls on leaves and fruit. The fruit is an ellipsoidal drupe and can be eaten raw, cooked, or roasted. QR Code What’s this? Dacryodes edulis 1, base of bole; 2, leaf; 3, leaflet; 4, inflorescence; 5, male flower in longitudinal section; 6, fruit; 7, endocarp; 8, seed Redrawn and adapted by W. Dacryodees can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box.
In spite of this, D. Parenchyma rare, apotracheal parenchyma diffuse, indiscernible, paratracheal parenchyma irregularly unilateral. Dacryodes edulis is a versatile plant in African ethnomedicine, as its various parts are employed to treat several diseases.
The leaf-sap is instilled into the ear for ear-trouble[ ]. Review of the African plum tree Dacryodes edulis. However, Ikhuoria and Maliki reported bisexual state for the flower, emphasizing that the flowers gather in panicles which to fruit bunches.
Dacryodes edulis Dacryodes edulis x – 4k – jpg medias. They are oblong-lanceolate or ovate-lanceolate, up to 20 x6 -8 cm, broadly cunaete to rounded and asymmetric at base. Seedling plants can commence fruiting when about 5 – 6 years old[ ].
The name of the genus comes from the Greek word for teardakruon. A plant of the relatively dry tropical savannah, where it is found at elevations up to 1, metres.
In another study, the antibacterial effect of the essential oil daccryodes the plant resin was confirmed to be due to the presence and high content of the same foregoing terpenes, but antifungal effect of the oil was reported to be lacking Koudou et al.
The genus Dacryodes consists of about 40 species Verheij, They are acuminate at apex and margin is entire and glabrescent. This is used in various ways – in perfumery; as an adhesive for mending broken earthenware; as a waterproofing the inner surface of calabashes; it can also be burnt as a primitive lamp-oil or bush-candle[ ].
The fruit is usually salted and tastes like a warmed ripe avocado with a slightly sour flavour[ ]. La saga de l okoume au gabon.
We are currently updating this section. The useful plants of West Tropical Africa. The plant is not self-fertile. Essential oils have been isolated and analyzed from different parts of D. This taxon has not yet been assessed. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Dacryodes edulis. Email this to a friend Print Share on facebook Tweet this.
Lost Crops of Africa. The variability of the species has led to selection and cloning of superior trees for collections Gabon, Cameroon and for use as mother trees for propagation by air layers Congo. Thus, potential health related functions of dietary plants dacryoves as D. Ripening fruits Photograph by: Dietary, diversity, global change and human health.
The fatty acid composition of the 2 layers is similar. Inflorescence axis is cm long or may be longer and deeply grooved. Disc is also 6 but lobed, surrounding the two-celled, glabrous ovary.
The bark of the plant has long been used to cicatrize wound in Gabon Walker and Silans, Strategies for enhancement of utilization potential of edible woody forest species of south-eastern Nigeria.
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