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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Combined with palm-oil, it is applied topically to relieve general pains and stiffness and to treat cutaneous conditions[ ]. Ethnobotanical uses of medicinal plants of two ethnoecological regions of Cameroon.

Dacryodes edulis – Useful Tropical Plants

They are arranged in dense, ferruginous, stellate-tomentose inflorescence. 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 pulp is thick, about 3. The fruit contains about 1. Most of these activities were found to be due to major chemical constituents such as terpenes, saponins, tannins, saponins and alkaloids present in the plant.

Leaves alternate, imparipinnate; stipules absent; petiole up to 7. Among the 13 Congolese plants examined for antidrepanocytary activity, the aqueous and ethanol extracts of D.


Showing 0 of 0 comments. The wood has general use for tool handles, and occasionally for mortarsand dadryodes suitable for carpentry. This QR Code is unique to this page.

Nutritional constituents of the seeds of the African pear Dacryodes edulis. Research Journal of Medicinal Plant 5 1: Email this to a friend Print Share on facebook Tweet this.

For more information about QR Codes click here. The species name edulis means edible.

The symptoms range from dieback of branches and leaf and fruit drop, to necrotic spots and galls on leaves and fruit. Dacryodes edulis Plant List: Dacryoeds to be confused with Manilkara obovataAfrican pear or Baillonella toxispermaAfrican pearwood.

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Characterization of genetic variation. Citation in web searches. Le safou source de matieres grasses. This is a QR code short for Quick Response which gives fast-track access to our website pages. Two varieties are recognized: No part of D. Concoctions of the leaves are ingested to treat disorders of the digestive tract, toothache and earache. The bark is pale grey. More detailed knowledge of floral biology of this dioecious species, selection, and standardized vegetative propagation methods, are the main prerequisites for a breakthrough in productivity; more care in esulis and handling will further increase the market value of the crop.

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The kernel can be used as fodder for sheep or goats. Tropical timbers of the world. The flush is usually brought to an end by the sudden transition from normal leaves to severely reduced leaves in which only one or two basal pairs of leaflets are extended[ ]. Problematique de la production d huile de safou au Cameroun. Whereas each tree flowers for about one month, the tree population blooms over a three-month period.


Chemical composition, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of the essential oil of Dacryodes edulis G. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

However, there is yet to be report on the toxicity study of the plant in experimental animals.

The oil of fruits of D. The leaves and the remains of the fruits can provide considerable quantities of biomass to improve soil fertility. It contain a considerable amount of fatty acids such as palmitic acids, eddulis acids, and linoleic acids.

Care for the trees is minimal, often limited to slashing the weeds around each tree. Okafor, whose conical fruits are smaller with the pulp. Abstract Dacryodes edulis is eduis dioecious, shade loving, evergreen tree, indigenous to the Gulf of Guinea and widely cultivated in other tropical parts of Africa for its fruit.