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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Between January and Junealmost tons of fruits, valued at USDwere traded in the humid lowlands of Cameroon Verheij, It takes 4—6 months before the layers can be separated and this should not be done when the eulis tree is about to flush.

Dacryodes edulis – African Orphan Crops Consortium

The fruit is the most important part to which the tree owes its principal economic values and for which the tree is widely cultivated, dacrjodes and commercialized Leakey, ; Leakey et al. Boiling inactivates the enzymes so that the pulp hardens.

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 its fruit. In Gabon, 33 disease agents have been recorded on the davryodes fruit tree, mainly polyphagous fungi.

Fruits are ellipsoid drupe and vary in size, x cm, resembling olives. The oil content of the fruit pulp is very high: Concoctions of the leaves are ingested to treat disorders of the digestive tract, toothache and earache.


Phenotypic variation of fruit traits from trees in south eastern Nigeria. Le safoutier Dacryodes edulis G. Usually, the tree has whorled branching and the branchlets are stout and ascending.

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March Learn how and when to remove this template message. Dacryodes edulis oil was reported to decrease the HDL cholesterol level in serum of rats Leudeu et al. Domestication of Dacryodes edulis: Cooked flesh of the fruit has a texture similar to butter.

The leaves are eaten raw with kola nut as an antiemetic[ ]. These and other compounds such as phellandrene, cadinol, sabinene, p-cymene, dimethyl sulfide and hexanal were found to be responsible for various odours of the plant Jirovetz et al. Recently, Jiofack et al.

Nutritional constituents of the seeds of the African pear Dacryodes edulis.

It can grow in semi-shade light woodland or no shade. Last update on Southern and western Tropical Africa – Ghana to the Congo. Le safoutier Pachylobus edulis. Furthermore, the ethanol extract of the stem bark gave oil that contained thirteen compounds including hydrocarbon 1-isopropylmethylnonylcyclopropanecarboxylic acid octadecanoic acidketone 3-methylheptanone and an alcohol 6-methylheptanol Okwu and Ighodaro, Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

Lam gives four synonyms viz. The plant can be cultivated in a wide range of dacryoees, since it adapts well to differences in day length, temperature, rainfall, soils and altitude[ ].


Lam, which is more commonly exploited commercially. Germination starts about 2 weeks after sowing and is epigeal. It prefers a mean annual rainfall in the range 1, – 3,mm, but tolerates 1, – 5,mm[ ].

Variations in morphological characteristics, lipid content and chemical composition of safou Dacryodes edulis G. Retrieved — via Google Books. 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.

Flavour and Fragrance Journal Publisher Kampong Publications, California. The fatty acid composition of the 2 layers is similar. Medicinal Plants and Traditional Medicine in Africa. Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally. Seed oblong- ellipsoid, up to 5. The useful plants of West Tropical Africa.

In Congo, the most important pest, leading to a burnt appearance of the leaves, is the caterpillar of Sylepta baltoataa pyralid moth. Dacryodes dacryodds Dacryodes edulis – Bark of Canarium Older trees flush infrequently. Ajibesin had identified phenolics such as ethylgallate and quercitrin in the plant leaves.

Uses, management, and economic potential of Dacryodes edulis Burseraceae in the humid lowlands of Cameroon. The fruit is a very common sight in Cameroonian market places; much of it is traded across borders into neighbouring countries, e.