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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Dacryodes edulis

cacryodes Publisher Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew. A strong perfume and agglutinate pollen facilitate pollination by insects, which are rewarded by nectar.

There is no information about soil types preferred by the crop, suggesting that soil requirements are not very exacting. Chemical composition, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of the essential oil of Dacryodes edulis G.

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Review of the African plum tree Dacryodes edulis. The oil content of the fruit pulp is very high: Nectar from the flowers yields a much appreciated honey. Employing similar antioxidant assay methods, Koudou et al. Since compounds such as alkaloids and saponins dacyrodes known to be antimicrobial Ajibesin et al. In addition, arachidonic acid was identified as an important fatty acid in the pulp and seed oil Ajayi and Adesanwo, It takes 4—6 months before the layers can be edlis and this should not be done when the mother tree is about to flush.


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. Variations in morphological characteristics, lipid content and chemical composition of edilis Dacryodes edulis G. There are 8 news article citations related to Dacryodes edulis G. Butter fruit tree, bush butter tree, African pear tree, African plum tree En. Dacryodes edulis is a versatile plant in African ethnomedicine, as its various parts are employed to treat several diseases.

The trade is so active in Cameroon that it is extended to neighbouring countries such as Gabon. Dacryodes edulis Dacryodes edulis – Leaf and fruit The bark is yellowish-grey to pale-grey, often rough with lenticels and horizontal folds exuding white aromatic resin.

The symptoms range from dieback of branches and leaf and fruit drop, to necrotic spots and galls on leaves and fruit. Its main constituents eduis No part of D. Smartphone users quickly have information on a plant directly for the pfaf.

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When applied in lotions and creams, the resin smoothens and protects the skin Ekpa, It is somewhat difficult to work due to the presence of silica, rapidly blunting tools during sawing; planing may be problematic due to the interlocked grain; staining, polishing and gluing properties are good, it can be peeled satisfactorily.


Bush butter tree has long been used in traditional medicine to treat wounds, skin ailments, fever, ear trouble, tonsillitis, and dysentery among other conditions.

However, Ikhuoria and Maliki reported bisexual state for the flower, emphasizing that the flowers gather in panicles which to fruit bunches. Fruit opened Photograph by: In the mature fruit the radicle has already emerged from the seed.

For a list of references used on this page please go here A special thanks to Ken Fern for some of the information used on this page. The preferential habitat of D. 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.

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[ ]. Volatile components, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of the essential oil of Dacryodes edulis G. The main use of D. Characterization of genetic dacrydoes.