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 leaves are the source of a dye[ ]. Seed oblong- ellipsoid, up to 5. The skin of edulie fruit is dark blue or violet, whereas the flesh is pale to light green. The plant is not self-fertile.

The bole is cm in diameter, short, shallow fluted and more or less sinuous. 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. You will receive a range of benefits including: Not to be confused with Manilkara obovataAfrican pear or Baillonella toxispermaAfrican pearwood. Cuttings have proved difficult[ ]. Dacryodes edulis flush and fruiting branch.


Dacryodes edulis Das und A review on its medicinal, phytochemical and economical properties. Dacryodes edulis frutti di Dacryodes edulis x – 26k – jpg it. Study of Dacryodes edulis variation of the glyceridic fraction for safou pulp pear tree during ripening.

Okafor, whose conical fruits are smaller with the pulp. The biodiversity of African plants. Dacryodes edulis Dacryodes edulis x – 4k – jpg medias.

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If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating. Akinola and Adenuga reported the presence of heavy metals on the fruit wall, with lead showing a toxic concentration and others such as cadmium and zinc falling below the maximum permissible concentration. 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, The fruit contains about 1.

Dacryodes edulis is very variable. The extracts and secondary metabolites have been found to show antimicrobial and antioxidant activities. Toxicants and physicochemical characteristics of the seeds of African Black Pear Dacryodes edulis. In another study, the antibacterial effect of the essential oil of 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.

Fruits are ellipsoid drupe and vary in size, x cm, resembling olives. Domestication of Dacryodes edulis: Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Netherlands. Boiling inactivates the enzymes so that the pulp hardens. Terpenoids of Dacryodes edulis. Agroforestry potential of Dacryodes edulis in the oil palm-cassava belt of southeastern Nigeria.


There are 14 study abstracts related to Dacryodes edulis G. Inflorescence axis is cm long or may be longer and deeply grooved.

The leaves of Dacryodes edulis elicited very high antioxidant effect when analyzed against three assay methods: The fruit is rich in lipids, proteins, minerals and vitamins which make it an excellent source of nutrition to consumers, stimulating its increase in production and commercialization for decades Silou, ; Eduljs et al. It is used for axe-handles, occasionally for mortars, and is suitable for carpentry, etc[]. Leaves alternate, imparipinnate; stipules absent; petiole up to 7.

The bark is pale gray and rough with droplets of resin. Le safou source de matieres grasses. A sample of year-old trees yielded kg per tree, far exceeding the yield of younger and older trees.

Dacryodes edulis Safou dacryodes edulis x – k flickr. Native distribution of the Safou [1]. Plantes Alimentaires De Llouest African: Butter fruit tree is one of the main tree fruits throughout much of its area of distribution.