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 leathery shelled stone is surrounded by a pulpy, butyraceous pericarp about 5 mm thick which is the portion eaten, either raw, or cooked to form a sort of ‘butter'[ ]. Forests Trees Livelihoods, It is also rich in essential amino acids such as LysinePhenylalanine, Leucine, Isoleucine. In Congo, the most important pest, leading to a burnt appearance of the leaves, is the caterpillar of Sylepta baltoataa pyralid moth. Feticheurs et Medicines Traditionalles du Congo Brazzaville. Early growth is vigorous – the seedlings growing rhythmically, extending by flushes.

The resin is used as pitch on the inner surfaces of calabashes and for mending earthenware Burkill, 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. Lost Crops of Africa. The biodiversity of African plants. However, the marketed volume of safou fruits increased to 2, tons at a value of USD 1. There are book citations related to Dacryodes edulis G.

Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture The decoction is also used for making gargles and mouth-washes, for treating tonsillitis[ ]. Production and refining of Dacryodes edulis native pear seed oil. The seed of Dacryodes edulis is rich in different proportion of carbohydrates, proteins, crude fibres, appreciable amounts of potassium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus.


A shade-loving species of non-flooded forests in the humid tropical zone[ ].

Dacryodes edulis

Citation in scholarly articles. A common preservation method is to remove the seed from the fruit, boil the pulp and dry it in the sun. The leaves are chewed with kolanut as an antiemetic.

When placed in hot water it softens and swells and all the flesh then slides easily off the edupis ].

Dacryodes edulis – Useful Tropical Plants

However, the findings of Hanson opposed this report when he found the seed to contain antinutrient factors such as oxalate, tannins, phytate and trypsin inhibitory activity. It is hardy to zone UK There are citation in web searches related to Dacryodes edulis G. Lost Crops of Africa: The genus Dacryodes consists of about 40 species Verheij, Dacryodes edulis is a dioecious shade loving species of non-flooded forests in the humid tropical zone.

QR Codes are barcodes that can be read by mobile phone smartphone dadryodes. A dipterous insect that mines the young leaves leads to continuous growth of the shoot because the leaflets drop before they mature.

The flowers are useful in apiculture. Don have long been considered as the most unambiguous synonyms Boutelje, The essential oil dacryoces the plant resin also demonstrated good ddacryodes activity. There is a bright future for a fruit which is generally esteemed for its health benefits as well as its taste.

Prismatic crystals in the marginal ray cells; silica bodies dcryodes the procumbent ray cells and small silica bodies in the fibres. Combined with palm-oil, it is applied topically to relieve general pains and stiffness and to treat cutaneous conditions[ ].

Often, the fruit pulp and seeds were characterized for lipid, essential oil and proximate components. Dacryodes edulis Aluka – Dacryodes edulis G. A plant of the relatively dry tropical savannah, where it is found at elevations up to 1, metres.

The seed kernel is also rich in oil of the same fatty acids and approximately in similar amounts[ ]. Views Read Edit View history. Le safoutier Dacryodes edulis: Phenotypic variation of fruit traits from trees from four populations in the humid lowlands of Cameroon.


OCL Oleagineux, corps gras, lipides 6: Butter fruit tree, bush butter tree, African pear tree, African plum tree En. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

The fruits are one-seeded, with pulpy pericarp, about 5 mm thick and thin, cartilaginous endocarp. For these reasons some fruit is harvested most of the year in several areas, but the main season is June to November north of the equator and December to Dacryores south of it.

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If you have questions about a plant please use the Forum on this website as we do not have the resources to answer questions ourselves. The preferential habitat of D. Soxhlet extraction method was reported to give the best yield of seed oil Dzondo-Gadet et al.

The essential oil showed more potent antibacterial effect against bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureusBacillus cereusEscherichia coliSalmonella enteric and Proteus mirabilis than antifungal effect against Candida albicans and this effect was found to be due to the presence and high content of terpinenol It is an indigenous fruit tree in the Gulf of Guinea and Central African countries Troupin,but to popularity of the nutritious fruit for consumption, the plant is widely cultivated, extending its area of distribution to Sierra Leone, Uganda, Angola, Zimbabwe and Nigeria Anonymous, Effect of canarium schweinfurthii and Dacryodes edulis oils on blood lipids, lipid peroxidation and oxidative stress in rats.

Volatile components, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of the essential oil of Dacryodes edulis G. Tropical timbers of the world.

Older trees flush infrequently.